Colleges Struggling with COVID-19 Virus Response
Even before students started returning in earnest for fall classes, hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities were fighting coronavirus outbreaks. As of the end of July, The New York Times reported more than 6,600 cases linked to about 270 colleges. CNN reports active clusters at universities in North Carolina and Tennessee, as well as an infected student in isolation in Ohio.
All of this is unfolding as a new survey shows a majority of younger college students crave in-person interaction but see less value in their education this fall compared to last year.