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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Universities And Students Face Uncertainty This Fall

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The Art Academy of Cincinnati at 1212 Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine.

The class of 2020 is facing a whole new world this fall as they embark on their next big journey in life. After their senior year was upended by online learning and drive-thru graduations, the traditional fall semester on campus will be anything but predictable. We talk with two students in the class of 2020 about how the global pandemic has caused them to rethink their plans for higher education.


University of Cincinnati Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Jack Miner
Walnut Hills High School Seniors Emme Smith and David Osterbrock.

Plus, leaders of local colleges face just as many uncertainties.Art Academy of CincinnatiPresident Joe Girandola; and University of CincinnatiVice Provost for Enrollment Management Jack Miner discuss their plans for the fall semester. Cincinnati Edition is also joined by Walnut Hills High School Seniors Emme Smith and David Osterbrock.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.