Author: Malcolm McDowell Woods
Published Date: 6/4/2020
Faculty and Staff
How Carroll Adapted When COVID-19 Changed the World
When students returned to Carroll this January for the start of the spring semester, researchers with the World Health Organization (WHO) were traveling to Wuhan, China, investigating reports of a new coronavirus that had been discovered.
Within mere months, the entire world would be upended, and Carroll staff, faculty and students called upon to utilize Pioneer ingenuity, innovation, flexibility and resilience in navigating an unfamiliar and stormy sea.
Back in January, as students settled back into their dorms, ventured to the Campus Center for meals, socialized in the PIT, attended the semester’s first classes and began practices for spring athletics, the WHO experts met to determine whether this new virus constituted an international public health emergency. They could not yet reach a consensus and decided to meet again at the end of the month.