Students discuss the good, the bad, the new and different as they learn remotely

By Sarthak Shah

Three weeks ago, Case Western Reserve University transitioned to remote course delivery in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Though the change was sudden, the campus community adapted quickly, and online courses started just two days after the end of spring break.

Now, CWRU students are continuing to attend classes from around the world. Mike Komarovsky, a third-year physiology student, led a student discussion about learning virtually and finding brightness in this stressful time on March 31.

The discussion included:

  • Marin Exler, a fourth-year political science and Spanish student
  • Vaibhav Khurana, a graduate student in the MBA/MSM Finance program
  • Atirola Omilabu, a fourth-year chemical engineering student
  • Muayad Shahin, a third-year chemistry and music student
  • Nsisong Udosen, a fourth-year human-computer interaction and business management student

The students spoke about what many in the campus community are experiencing right now: the transition to remote learning, what they miss about campus, the things that make them laugh or relax and life as a student amid these changes. 

Watch their Zoom discussion: