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Basic Needs Insecurity During the Ongoing Pandemic

Posted: March 31, 2021
Organization(s): The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice

In the fall of 2020, more than six months into the coronavirus pandemic, colleges struggled to deal with the effects of COVID-19. Campuses tried—and often failed—to stay open, and budgets were cut at both public and private institutions. Widespread inequality deepened as well, with Black, Native American, and male students forgoing their educations at disproportionately higher rates. Due to school closures, student-parents played dual roles as caretaker and student. And a pandemic-induced recession led to many students losing their jobs. A new report examines the pandemic’s impact on students who were able to continue their education in this challenging environment.

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