News Story: Wiley College will utilize online learning during pandemic crisis

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Becky Holland
becky@murphygazette.comNews Story: Wiley College will utilize online learning during pandemic crisis

Marshall, Texas: Wiley College has been an essential part in the historically-black university and college plan for many decades, and has been a driving force in promoting education in east Texas and beyond.

Due to the pandemic crisis involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), the college has implemented the following plan of action so that the school can still be in operation, and students can continue on their goal to achieve their degrees.

According to a several part statement on the Wiley College website at,
the college will “transition all face-to-face classes due to the COVID-19 to distance learning courses using CANVAS, the learning management platform the college utilizes.”

Faculty received training last week toe ensure the process and changes were smooth.

Other preventative steps taken by the college are that “all athletic games will be canceled for the duration for the season – baseball, men’s and women’s track and field.”

Though graduation is set for May 2, 2020 at Marshall High School, Wiley College’s “baccalaureate program on May 1 will be canceled because the venue is closed-quarters.”

Wiley College’s famous A Capella Choir, the Melvin B. Tolson/Denzel Washington Forensics Society and other student-related groups have suspended programs and travel during this period. Recruitment travel will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The statement from Wiley College offered the following prevention steps for students, faculty, staff and community members to follow.

“Please follow CDC recommendations to help prevent transmission of COVID-19

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.”

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