Grand Canyon University announced that the entire $22.3 million it is receiving from the federal government as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (or CARES Act), will go directly to students in the form of emergency cash grants.
He was a gentle man from a loving family, she a tough woman with a Boston accent and a rough upbringing. But together they meshed. Together, they both got cancer -- just weeks apart. Melissa Hathaway found the will to keep going toward her doctorate degree at GCU, and she feels her husband's presence with her.
To some, making face masks out of unused T-shirts might seem like a simple task. It's not. The Canyon Promotions team had to use considerable ingenuity to adapt its machines and by last week had the project fully up and running. Similarly, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology quickly figured out a way to make face shields in its 3-D printers.
COVID-19 isn't stopping good news, even if it arrives over Zoom. GCU used the meeting app to surprise 34 high school students with a Students Inspiring Students scholarship. The reactions were priceless. “Everybody could use some happy news. What better news than a full-ride scholarship?” SIS Program Manager Megan Serafini said.
Dr. Jean Mandernach has dug deep into the methods of online learning for nearly two decades. Now her expertise is in demand across the country as teachers at all levels seek out her advice on how to teach remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. She says while it can be boiled down into some basic principles during an emergency, this crisis may have a positive impact on the future of teaching that could make it more interactive and engaging.