Could Fall Bring Some Return to Normalcy? These Colleges Say Yes
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Katherine Mangan, The Chronicle of Higher Education
No Zoom class can replicate the experience of studying forestry management or salmon habitats on 1,000 acres of woodland along the Puget Sound. That’s at least partly why Evergreen State College, a campus known for environmental studies, has declared its intent to resume in-person classes this fall.
Announcements like Evergreen’s are trickling out despite admitted uncertainty and with plenty of caveats. While COVID-19 rates are generally declining across the country, cases of the disease are still spiking in some regions. The rollout of vaccines has been slower than expected, and the emergence of COVID-19 variants continues to worry some experts.