Professors Miss Human Interaction, Too

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HUNTER COLLEGE — After getting kicked out of Zoom a couple of times during a class session, Professor Lina Garcia spent over two hours on the phone with her internet provider on a Sunday afternoon. Apparently the problem was the Graduate Center professor’s router.

Before the lockdown, Garcia worked six days a week, teaching Spanish. The internet hitch was just one more thing that made Garcia sad and detached since CUNY transitioned to distance learning. “That human interaction—I was missing that so much,” said Garcia. “I was starting to feel so lonely.”