Arkansas State University to shift to mostly online classes


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University is shifting to mostly online instruction after new coronavirus cases hit record levels in the state.

ASU’s chancellor on Friday announced that the Jonesboro school will make the shift after Thanksgiving.

Arkansas on Thursday posted a new record one-day increase in coronavirus cases. ASU Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said cases have remained relatively stable on the campus, but cited concerns about the virus’s growth in the region, state, and country.

Arkansas has had more than 117,000 virus cases since the start of the pandemic.

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