Washington’s inability to agree on COVID relief puts future of colleges, universities at risk
A new academic year for the nation’s 4,300 colleges and universities has dawned with a little less of its customary pomp and pageantry.
The excitement of move-in day was muted. There was less laughter at curbsides as students pulled bags out of cars (and parents suppressed welling tears). Fewer kickoffs are soaring into crisp blue skies. The angst that many Americans feel also exists on the nation’s campuses that educate 20 million students annually and employ 4 million people.
Originally published: September 28, 2020
Position: President, President
Published by: The Hill