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MSU-Northern ready for next wave of COVID-19 ahead of summer classes


Last updated 5/11/2021 at 11:25am

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Combined classes from the fall of 2019, spring 2020 and 2021 stand during Montana State University-Northern's combined commencement ceremony May 1. The university delayed last year's graduation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than a year of dealing with the pandemic behind it, Northern is moving into its May and summer schedules.

After more than a year of combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, Montana State University-Northern, administration officials said Northern is "a stronger university" as the start of summer classes nears.

"I don't believe (the pandemic has) been much of an issue in 2021, not like it was. At that point we did have more students needed to move into quarantine or whatever the case might be," Dean of College of Technical Sciences Dave Krueger said.

Krueger said the issue of learning gaps or dips in academic progress haven't been brought to his attention yet.

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