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NMSU moving all classes online after Thanksgiving break, no in-person fall graduation

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An NMSU classroom during the pandemic.

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- All classes at New Mexico State University will move to online only after Thanksgiving and the fall commencement will not be an in-person graduation ceremony, the university's president announced in a letter to students and faculty on Wednesday.

John Flores said the moves are being made because of an expected increase of Covid-19 cases following the Thanksgiving break. He cited trends following other holidays to date during the pandemic because of travel and family gatherings that typically occur.

In addition, Flores noted that a recent NMSU survey of faculty and staff found 70% supported moving to online only, and about 60% of students also felt the same.

He indicated that university services, including student housing and dining, would continue to operate while classes are conducted solely online.

Flores said students would return to the NMSU campus for in-person courses for the spring semester.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



    1. Seriously, What could Biden possibly do that Trump hasn’t already done that would get people back to work and school in the spring? The ONLY reasonable answer to that is that he would get elected. Then it will go away which means it is COMPLETELY political. There’s no other response. Everyone’s wearing masks, treatments are being developed and utilized (some proven treatments are being ignored), “vaccines” are being developed and will be ready by spring. These would actually be Trump’s victory NOT Biden’s.

  1. Here’s a BOLD prediction. Over the next few months, millions of Americans will get the Flu. 10’s of thousands will die like every other year.
    IF Biden wins, and that’s a BIG IF, I think we should all call for a “Coordinated National Strategy” to make sure NO ONE EVER GETS SICK AND DIES OF ANYTHING EVER AGAIN or we impeach the MFer. If ONE person dies on Biden’s watch, we storm the grounds of the White House and drag his incompetent, incoherent butt to the gutter where he belongs.
    That’s exactly how stupid and ridiculous democrats are being right now.

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