With the shift to hybrid learning caused by the pandemic, Bruins around the world had to learn to adjust to new ways of teaching. Despite the majority of classes returning to in-person settings, students and staff reflect on lasting personal and academic impacts of COVID-19.
Community health assistant professor Dana Garfin said that during online school, she saw changes in students’ academic performances largely driven by the fact that students had to continue their studies through virtual learning even if they caught the virus.
“I would say students just seem a lot more stressed out than they used to,” Garfin said. “And a lot of students have been able to capitalize on their strengths and have used some of these challenges to inspire their own contribution to society in the world.”