Canceled Research, Sports, Recitals — College Students Are Coping With More Than Closed Campuses
Moving his education online because of the coronavirus presents a much bigger problem for Cameron Pelton than it does for many of his Indiana University classmates.
Pelton is studying ballet and choreography, subjects that don’t convert easily to virtual instruction. Meanwhile, auditions have been canceled and seniors who were hoping to land jobs with ballet companies have had those aspirations delayed.
“You spend your whole life being a control freak with your body, with your time. You try to control as much as you can, and then you get into a situation where you can’t really plan at all,” he said. “It’s all really difficult.”