Biden's Victory Could Be Transformative
Kery Murakami, Inside Higher Ed
Joe Biden’s apparent election as president could pave the way for a dramatic shift in higher education policies, possibly making tuition free for many seeking a college education and wiping away the debt of millions of people paying back student loans.
Biden’s victory also is significant in its symbolism for higher education. Kamala Harris will be the nation’s first African American and Asian American vice president and, as a Howard University alumna, the first graduate of a historically Black university in the White House. And the next first lady, Jill Biden, is a community college instructor.