Higher Ed and Coronavirus in the Mainstream Media
The mainstream media have been reporting regularly on the impact of coronavirus on college students and higher education in general. Below are links to a selection of articles that offer a sense of what the public is being told about how colleges and universities are handling the pandemic.
- Richard Arum and Mitchell L. Stevens ask the question: What Is a College Education in the Time of Coronavirus?”, an op ed that looks at the impact the coronavirus pandemic may have on higher ed, especially on a movement toward better quality online education.
- Students around the country successfully petitioned for a pass/no pass option for their courses after making the transition to remote instruction. Now, many are demanding a “no fail” option.
- Bored yet? If not, perhaps you should be doing more to cultivate boredom instead of binge watching “Stranger Things” during your quarantine. Inspired by social distancing and isolation from coronavirus, some researchers see an opportunity for boredom research.
- The New York Times is reporting on job prospects for students graduating this spring.
- Colleges extend decision deadline due to coronavirus as new students reconsider
- And, finally, faculty offer the best advice or perspective they have received about dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
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