Like other institutions around the SouthCoast, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has undergone many changes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While some students returned to campus this month, most students are attending classes remotely. On-campus activities have been impacted as well.

But Acting Chancellor Mark Preble says despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus, the university continues to carry out its mission. The secret, he says, is the planning that took place by the administration, faculty, staff members and students during the early spring and summer and still continues to this day.

Chancellor Preble spoke this week with Townsquare Sunday about the start of classes this year, and the changes that have taken place.

Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard every Sunday morning at 6 on 1420 WBSM. The program highlights individuals and organizations who are working to make Greater New Bedford a better place to live

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