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BSC President discusses changes to higher education during COVID-19 pandemic

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BLUEFIELD, W.Va (WVVA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every day life, and it has also impacted the way schools and colleges function. Robin Capehart, President of Bluefield State College (BSC) stopped by the WVVA studio Wednesday to discuss how the pandemic has impacted higher education.

Pres. Capehart says they are planning on allowing students to return to campus for the fall semester, and they have established a task force to help with this process.

"We're putting together our own plan to roll out college in the fall, but the Governor will have some say in when we can do that," said President Capehart.

He also discussed money from the CARES Act, saying that $620k is going to students in the form of grants. Every student that qualified received $200 through a technology grant, which helped alleviate costs of working on schoolwork from home, including internet costs.

The full interview with President Capehart will air Sunday May 24 on In Focus at 9 a.m. on WVVA.

Melinda Zosh

Evening Anchor and Producer

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