What’s Behind Colleges’ Bullish Statements on Their Fall Plans?
Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education
This week, presidents and chancellors at residential college campuses have begun weighing in on what reopening might look like amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In campuswide emails and FAQs on their colleges’ websites, they’ve attempted to answer the question on so many people’s minds: What will happen in August when the fall semester is supposed to start?
It’s no surprise that college leaders are struggling to find the right formula, says David Karpf, an associate professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University. There has never before been anything like this in the modern history of higher education.