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LTU returns to online-only courses Nov. 16

Release Date: November 11, 2020

SOUTHFIELD—Due to a surge in coronavirus pandemic cases in Michigan, Lawrence Technological University is returning to online instruction beginning Monday, Nov. 16.

LTU shifted to online-only instruction over an extended two-week spring break in March, when the pandemic first surged across the country. When classes resumed for the Fall 2020 semester in August, students returned to classrooms and laboratories, with a mixture of in-person, online, and hybrid courses offered. Online instruction had been scheduled to end Tuesday, Nov. 24, with the remainder of the semester, including final exams, conducted online.

However, in an email to students and staff, LTU Provost Tarek Sobh announced Wednesday that instruction was returning to online only due to “an increase in COVID-19 positivity rates in the state of Michigan and in the Lawrence Tech community.”

There are a few exceptions: Laboratory courses and senior projects in the LTU College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Information Technology, and College of Engineering. They will remain on campus through Nov. 24. The College of Architecture and Design will communicate its exceptions directly to students.

LTU residence halls and dining services will remain open through their originally scheduled dates.

Sobh said LTU leadership hopes the actions will “allow us to do our part as Blue Devils and help slow the spread in our community.”

Lawrence Technological University, www.ltu.edu, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 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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