Bates College Plans To Reopen This Fall
According to WGME, Lewiston's Bates College does intend to hold in-person classes this fall.
College President Clayton Spencer says the college will reopen in September, but send students home just before Thanksgiving. Students will take their finals remotely.
On top of that, the semester will be split in two, with students taking two courses during each half. This is an attempt to limit the disruption should a resurgence of the virus force learning to go remote.
Financially, Bates College has been hit hard by the pandemic. So far, the college has taken a $2 million hit. Back in April, it was estimated they could lose another $1 million due to a loss of revenue from summer rentals.
In an attempt to limit loses, salaries were frozen and the president of the college took a 20% pay cut.