Haskell extends spring break by a week, plans for online courses

photo by: Conrad Swanson/Journal-World File Photo

A sign at the entrance to Haskell Indian Nations University is shown Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.

Haskell Indian Nations University is joining the University of Kansas and other universities across the country in delaying the start of classes following spring break in the midst of a worldwide virus pandemic.

Haskell’s spring break, which was set to end Monday, March 16, will now be extended until Monday, March 23, the university announced Thursday morning. KU announced a similar plan Wednesday night, and other state colleges including Kansas State and Emporia State followed suit Thursday morning.

Beginning March 23, courses at Haskell will be taught remotely, and the university said it plans to keep courses online for several weeks.

Haskell said it will reassess that plan the following week, Monday, March 28, and each week after, as needed.

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