Volume 85, Issue 24 Web Edition SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
IN THIS ISSUE
Editor's note, page 2
CDC info, pages 7-10
BC sports, pages 11-16
March 18, 2020
BC responds to
College extends spring break, moves to
online classes for at least two weeks
The coronavirus pandemic officially hit home
on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
That was the day on which Brevard College
students, staff and faculty received word from
BC president David Joyce that the college’s
response to the pandemic was to extend spring
break by one week and very likely move to
online classes starting on Monday, March 23.
That decision to move to online classes was
made official a few days later.
Brevard College’s change in its method of
instruction falls in line with nearly every other
A parking lot near Beam, Jones and Stanback residence halls was virtually deserted earlier today. Students
were informed not to return to campus unless they got special permission to do so.
college, university and school in the United
States. The rapid transition to online education
has affected nearly every institution of higher
education and school district in the nation. The
World Health Organization officially labeled
the outbreak a global pandemic on March 11,
the first pandemic for WHO since the HlNl
outbreak of 2009.
President Joyce’s email the next day
acknowledged the impact of the outbreak on
Brevard College students, staff and faculty.
“This is a very unique and rapidly changing
time,” he wrote. “All of us are well aware of
the spread of the CO VID-19 virus and angst and
anxiety associated with these developments.”
Joyce said it was important for all of us to be
patient and supportive, and he pledged to be
transparent in informing the campus community
of steps being taken to respond to the pandemic.
“Perhaps our greatest asset is our campus
community,” he wrote. “Calling ourselves a
family, is more than a wish, it is a reality. Now
we have the opportunity to demonstrate it to the
BC’s response to COVID-19
The latest information about the college’s
COVID-19 plans can be found on this website,
See 'BC response' on page 2