It's Thursday, March 12. Maura Henderson has a hard time getting out the door for her morning run. "I finally get myself out and slog through four miles… barely," she said. "Then, I walk in and hear the news." All Patriot League spring seasons are canceled. "In a physical manner, it felt like the world stopped," said Henderson. "You could feel things stop moving."
Some Lehigh students and faculty are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic by drawing and sharing comics. What is it about this form that is especially useful when people are quarantined inside their homes and away from others? Winnie Gu ’19, who graduated with an art degree and is pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Education, says the form helps her bring “positivity to the community during this stressful time.”
"When students return to school, daily life and classes will be far from normal," says George DuPaul, professor of school psychology.
The organization “Informed Immigrant” has published a guide with information about mental health services available to immigrants impacted by changes to DACA as they deal with COVID-19.
When schools closed this spring to curb the spread of coronavirus, special education administrators feared the risk of complaints—and potential legal action—from parents and disability rights advocates for running afoul of federal civil rights laws.
Lehigh University’s week-long Special Education Law Symposium came to the COVID-19 fork in the road in March after seven months of planning for the conference that annually attracts 195+ registrants to campus from across the country. Opting not to cancel, the symposium reconfigured to a virtual event and reinforced the content by adding a COVID-19 focus.