In light of the coronavirus spread, the Schwarzman Scholars team at the College and in New York is working hard to protect our Scholars, faculty, and staff on campus and beyond. Our highest priority is their health and well-being.
Schwarzman Scholars mobilized quickly when news of the coronavirus broke and provided a flight home or to a safe place for every Scholar who sought one. Classes for Module 3 resumed as planned on February 17th online. We worked with online learning experts to adapt to delivery for all our courses, and are using Zoom in conjunction with our college’s learning management system, Blackboard, to guarantee that Scholars are able to continue their programs of study on track. We also worked with experts in online learning to build out a system of recorded lectures that best suit the needs of our Scholars and faculty and remain dynamic and engaging. In addition, we will continue to virtually host guest speakers and lecturers in the coming weeks.
As the reopening of Tsinghua University’s campus remains delayed in order to reduce potential exposure, we are pleased to announce Schwarzman College’s plans for the temporary relocation of the fourth cohort to the campus of NYU Abu Dhabi. NYU Abu Dhabi’s program mission and global student body are perfectly aligned with Schwarzman Scholars. The leadership of both NYU Abu Dhabi and global New York University have been extraordinarily supportive.
We will continue to keep you updated.