Fearing COVID-19, biggest U.S. university system makes fall term virtual By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: California State Universities to go online in the 2020 fall semester due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in California

By Omar Younis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – As uncertainty about the spread of COVID-19 continues, the biggest university system in the United States decided this week to make fall term classes virtual, one of the first to do so, amid fears of a second wave of infections in the month ahead.

California State University said almost all classes across its 23 university campuses would be online at least until the end of the fall term. Programs such as the maritime academy, which holds classes aboard a training ship, may be among a handful of exceptions. The Cal State university system serves 482,000 students.

“As the largest four-year system of higher education in the country, while the spotlight is on us in terms of the

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