Concerns about coronavirus in Massachusetts have posed a unique challenge for the area's many college campuses, where students and staff are often living and working in close proximity. On Monday, Amherst College made the call to move all classes online and instructed students not to come back to campus after spring break, followed soon after by Harvard, Tufts, Babson, Boston College and several others, with some already saying the closure will last through the end of the semester. Other schools have moved classes online and canceled events, but are not requiring students to move out, including Emerson College, Northeastern, Boston University, and Regis College.

Jim Braude spoke with Emerson College President Lee Pelton on the closures Thursday on Greater Boston.