During Wednesday’s weekly press conference at Warsaw (Ind.) City Hall, Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College and Seminary, talked about the school’s response to Covid-19. A portion of a report on the event from the Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Grace’s Katip Gives Update On College’s COVID Response
Grace College & Seminary President Dr. Bill Katip addressed everything Wednesday from classes and student refunds to athletics during the weekly press conference on the coronavirus pandemic at Warsaw City Hall.
“Grace is an evangelical Christian community of higher education, which applies biblical values, strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service and we’ve been working these last four, five months on how we can maintain that mission,” he said.
Several years ago, after the recession, he said Grace altered its schedules to have two eight-week sessions each semester. This spring, it just started its second eight weeks, on March 11, and students had two days of classes.
“I remember that night. Late on the 12th, our board met and we put a notice up that there won’t be classes tomorrow, on the 13th,” Katip recalled.
On March 13, Grace shut down the campus and asked its students to leave by Sunday evening. After students were given a couple of days off, remote education classes began on Wednesday, March 18.
“But our faculty and staff were phenomenal. They came through,” he said.
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