Flood damage from Hurricane Harvey forces change of plans at Lone Star College

For three decades at Lone Star College's Kingwood campus, Steve Davis has looked students in the eyes as he taught the Reconstruction era and World War II in his American history courses. This semester, he worries he'll never see their faces. About 600 in-person courses at Lone Star College-Kingwood, including Davis', will move at least partially online after Hurricane Harvey plowed floodwater and sewage through many campus buildings late last month. … “It's often a seat-of-the-pants response,” said Robert Ubell, vice dean emeritus for online learning at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. “But because it's a seat-of-the-pants response, it's quite extraordinary for them to have done it.”


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