A Triple Crisis
Sara Weissman, Inside Higher Ed
A haze of smoke rests on Lake Tahoe Community College as the Caldor fire makes its way into the Lake Tahoe Basin. The scene is a far cry from the triumphant return to campus that school leaders anticipated after the college operated remotely for more than a year because of COVID-19.
Some California community colleges now find themselves struggling to meet the needs of students as multiple fires continue to spread across the state during the start of an already fraught academic year. In addition to supporting students, staff and faculty members, many colleges are also having to shelter affected residents of communities near the campuses.