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Michigan State University to increase in-person classes in January, skip spring break

Michigan State University sees decrease in COVID-19 cases.
Michigan State University sees decrease in COVID-19 cases.(WILX)
Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 4:46 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University is planning to increase in-person classes and open dorms starting in January, but will skip spring break.

MSU President Samuel Stanley Jr. said in a letter Thursday to students, faculty and staff that the school will offer 400 in-person classes for the spring semester, up from 40 in the fall.

To accommodate students, 2,500 single occupancy residence-hall spaces will be opened.

MSU was the first public university in Michigan to halt in-person classes in March and advise students to leave East Lansing and attend from home. However, the college town has seen several student-caused spikes in coronavirus cases.

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