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Colleges offer new 'mini-mester' over winter breaks

Jan 06, 2021 - USA Today

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The coronavirus pandemic meant college officials and their students suddenly found themselves with a lot of extra time on their well-sanitized hands between semesters this winter.

In many cases, colleges and universities completed their fall terms at Thanksgiving or finished what was left of them online, to avoid students traveling and returning to campus between the holiday and the end of the semester.

Many are also starting their spring semesters later than usual, ...