Washington Business Journal: Viewpoint: In-person instruction must still reign

By Irma Becerra – Marymount University Like many industries, higher education was forced into virtual spaces at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. But while other industries may see a permanent increase in remote work, this pandemic has only made me more confident in the strengths of traditional, in-person instruction. Our real opportunity for evolution […]

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The Arlington Catholic Herald: Socially distanced Saints at Marymount

This fall, Marymount is offering four distinct modes of instruction: face-to-face delivery with more space between students and an increased number of class sections; hybrid delivery that combines in-person and online instruction; remote delivery that allows students to participate from a distance simultaneously; and online delivery that allows participation from a distance at their convenience.  […]

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Washington Business Journal: Online classes will not replace in-person education, Marymount University president says

When Marymount University launched a coronavirus task force in January, which looked into the possible effects of a pandemic on its Arlington campuses, it was more of an “academic exercise” for University President Irma Becerra.   Of course, that quickly changed in March as Covid-19 began changing the educational landscape across the country. Marymount told […]

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SIGNAL Magazine: National Security Depends on Tech-Savvy Talent

From plumbing to space travel, the vast majority of future good-paying jobs will involve technology. Not only will these careers offer regularly increased salaries but also opportunities for advancement and, even more importantly, independence. These are some of Irma Becerra’s beliefs borne of personal experience, a deep passion for technology and a personal purpose in […]

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Inside Higher Ed: Higher Ed’s Moment of Truth

As fall fast approaches, a steady stream of colleges have backed away from plans for an in-person semester in favor of a largely virtual one, citing the worsening course of the coronavirus pandemic. But many other colleges are pushing ahead with plans for in-person classes, and students have already started moving in at some colleges that […]

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WDVM: ICE blocks new international college students

United States Immigration just released new guidance regarding visas for new international college students that effectively bars them from entering the country if their institution is fully online.   Back in March, ICE and the Department of State announced legislation that all international students whose institution was fully online for the fall semester would not […]

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