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Lawrence Tech launches spring semester with face-to-face classes, reflection on MLK legacy

Release Date: January 18, 2021

SOUTHFIELD— The spring semester at Lawrence Technological University begins January 19 with face-to-face classes and, on January 20, a reflection on the legacy and ideals of Martin Luther King Jr.

“Lawrence Tech is providing face-to-face instruction this semester as much as possible, augmented, when necessary, with hybrid and e-learning courses,” said LTU President Virinder Moudgil. “Students have overwhelmingly told us that face-to-face learning is the method they prefer.”

“We’re very confident in offering face-to-face learning under appropriate conditions because of the diligence our campus community showed during the fall semester in following health and safety protocols,” Moudgil added. At the same time, he reminded students that the pandemic is not over and it is essential to continue all health and safety protocols, including frequent hand washing, wearing masks, and maintaining social distancing.

At 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 20, at the University’s “spirit rock” on campus, Moudgil invited the LTU community to gather “to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and on our roles in promoting a safe and caring learning community.”

Moudgil will be joined by student speakers and Caryn Reed-Hendon, LTU’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“As we witness the transfer of power in Washington and inaugurate a new president, I cannot think of a better time to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, and how we model and work for good citizenship and responsible social conduct,” Moudgil said. 

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers nearly 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.


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