Updates on the COVID-19

CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act Disclosure

Participation Acknowledgment Benedict College applied for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 10, 2020. The certification and agreement require Benedict to utilize no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption …

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To sync or async: Considerations for access in virtual learning

BY JAMES K. WINFIELD The sudden shift to all-online teaching has led many educators to wonder if they should avoid synchronous instruction altogether. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the health and economy of the world. The higher-ed landscape has seen a significant impact, as instructors are overwhelmingly utilizing remote conferencing services and are charged to …

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Love the Animals but Save the Children by Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis

I love animals…I really do. I grew up with cats as pets. “Puff” was my favorite – beautiful and serene. She was a calming presence, purring loudly when my brother and I expressed a willingness to “rub her chops.” Animal cruelty would never have been tolerated in our household or in the broader community within …

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Commencement Update Re: COVID-19 from the President

Dear Tiger Family, These last several weeks have been filled with unanticipated challenges and unavoidable change. Thank you for your patience as we navigated the closure of the campus and the transition to online learning.  On behalf of your professors, staff and the entire Benedict College family, we applaud your strength and resilience during this …

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Inside Benedict College’s effort to get more than 100 struggling students home amid COVID-19 outbreak

When South Carolina’s governor ordered all public schools closed in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Benedict College administrators had already started to prepare for a potential closure. Benedict, a small historically black private liberal arts college in Columbia, has a student population of just over 2,000. When the school decided to close, …

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Online and Virtual Course Instruction Update from the President – March 23

Tigers, Due to the continued rapid spread of the coronavirus in South Carolina, and across the country, resulting in curfews and shelter-in-place orders in American cities, including Columbia, SC, I have made the difficult decision to extend online and virtual instruction through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. As you may be aware, our state …

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COVID-19 Update from the President – March 16 | 7pm

Dear BC Tigers,   First, a sincere thank you to the Trustees, staff and faculty for your proven and true commitment to the wellbeing of Benedict College everyday, especially in crisis times such as these!  A special note of appreciation for our students for demonstrating patience, thoughtfulness and compassion during an unprecedented situation – you are the …

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