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Picture a speedboat and an aircraft carrier.
Suddenly, an unforeseen obstacle, like an iceberg – or maybe a worldwide pandemic – is ahead. Which vessel can turn the fastest?
That’s the analogy University of Mobile President Lonnie Burnett uses when describing how UM has not only survived, but thrived, during the pandemic.
“A university of our size is like a speedboat – because of our size, we have the ability to be nimble, which is more difficult for large universities. Larger schools are like aircraft carriers – they are hard to turn quickly,” Burnett said.