Successful transition to online-only courses for S&T faculty and students

Students and faculty at Missouri University of Science and Technology are back from spring break and back to meeting virtually after COVID-19 effectively shut down classrooms on the Rolla campus and at the other University of Missouri System universities. The transition to online education has gone fairly smoothly, according to faculty and students.

Missouri Department of Labor increases staffing and 
online capacity amid historic spike in unemployment claims

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) reported a total of 104,230 initial claims for the week ending March 28, 2020, the most recent week for which claims information is available.  That is an increase of nearly 147 percent over the previous week’s initial claims of 42,207.  More than 89,000 of the 104,230 initial claims were COVID-19 related.