What Will College Be Like in the Fall?

Administrators, professors, a union representative and students consider the new realities of life on campus in the midst of a pandemic.

With the threat of the coronavirus continuing into the fall and next year, colleges and universities across the country are struggling with whether to reopen their campuses — and if so, how. On one side of the ledger are the health risks of density if students return to the dorms and classrooms and facilities, especially to older faculty and staff members and surrounding communities. On the other side are disruption and derailment, concern about the isolation of online learning and economic loss for institutions, college towns and regions...

RSK: Why include this? College towns rely heavily on the underlying student driven economy. Madison WI is no different. They drive retail,restaurants and other services as well as filling employment gaps. We need the bodies to be present to bring back the economies in these towns.

- - Volume: 8 - WEEK: 24 Date: 6/9/2020 9:04:30 AM -