The Semester of Magical Thinking
Oyin Adedoyin, Kate Hidalgo Bellows, Francie Diep, and Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Distraction, sickness, lives lost. Students, professors, and campus leaders hoped that by this fall, those would be artifacts of a painful year. Earlier this summer, a return to some version of normalcy seemed within reach. How did that vision pan out?
When four reporters travel to four very different college campuses, they discover that “normal” is still a long way off.