COVID-19 at Western: One year later

Contact: Erin Flynn and Megan Looker

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A lot can happen in a year. On March 16, 2020, amid a growing public health crisis, Western Michigan University began distance education. Students, faculty and staff worked quickly to find new ways to learn, teach and create, facing challenges head-on as they traversed uncharted territory sparked by the global pandemic. At the same time, Broncos stepped up to support the community, creating and donating personal protective equipment for front-line workers and banding together to feed students in need.

Take a look back at some of those accomplishments and examples of Western innovation and resilience in the photo gallery above.

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