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Missouri State Expects Fall Semester To Be 'Close To Normal'

Mar 1, 2021

Missouri State University President Clif Smart says he anticipates an August start to the new school year that will be as close to normal.

He says the university has learned a lot of lessons from the pandemic and created changes that will remain. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Smart said at a Board of Governors meeting that some institutions assume they are going to still be in the middle of a pandemic and intend to have a transition or hybrid approach. Others assume they will be mostly through the pandemic and back to a more normal distribution of classes, fewer capacity restrictions and more events. Smart said he’s squarely in the second camp.