Thomas Gillespie in Los Angeles Magazine: The Coronavirus Is Causing Chaos During Finals Season at L.A.’s Universities
Many Los Angeles universities slid into disarray after schools announced last week they would shut down in-person classes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For UCLA, which is on the quarter system, this announcement came in the midst of finals season, giving some professors days to figure out how to transition their finals online. In order to relieve some anxiety, some professors have nixed their final exams altogether. Thomas Gillespie, a geography professor at UCLA, sent an email to students informing them everyone would automatically get an A on the final.