Gwen O'Brien | August 13, 2020
Jason Reed was happy to be back in the classroom for the first day of classes Monday. Sure, it was a different classroom than the assistant teaching professor of finance is accustomed to — much larger — and the students were physically distanced from each other, and, yes, everyone was wearing a mask. But besides those details, it felt good. It felt normal: An instructor teaching and conversing with students while in the same room.
“I think I am more excited than the students are, if that’s possible,” Reed said. “Notre Dame is such a special place to be at and I feel so lucky to be here and I know the students feel the same way. And when they get involved with their dorms and they get involved with their classes and the clubs...all that happens on campus in person.”
Reed says he’s been mentally preparing to come back since May 18 when Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced that the semester would begin early, the week of August 10, continue through without a fall break and conclude before Thanksgiving.
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