In fact, university Presidents — leaders, let us remember — did not mobilize to protect students from Covid. Frankly, I never thought they did, because I do try to pay attention to these things, but to prove it to myself, I went through 33 pages of headlines for the Coronavirus tag in the Chronicle of Higher Education, all the way back to the first entry on February 24 (“Coronavirus-Themed Party at Albany Draws Criticism“)…
As it turns out, protecting students from Covid was never a top priority for University Presidents. The American Council on Education (“a membership organization that mobilizes [ha] the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice”) has published periodic surveys on what University Presidents consider pressing issues.College Presidents Fail to Mobilize to Protect Students from Covid-19 — https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2020/11/university-administrators-fail-to-mobilize-protect-students-covid-19.html
The author of this article doesn’t attempt to hide his bias or contempt for the so-called leaders of our colleges and universities. I’ve made no attempt to hide my disdain either (sharp eyed readers will note my title above deletes two words from the original article title). The college clusterfuck has been one of my recurring themes:
Colleges’ Opening Fueled 3,000 COVID Cases a Day (College Clusterfuck Update)
“I slept on the floor, and woke up to ants crawling on my bed.”
College Clusterfuck 2.0 – “It’s a Dystopian Hell” – Updated
The full article contains some pretty sorrid stuff. Enjoy!
Online education will become the standard operating model for higher education. Thousands of colleges and universities will go belly up. Professor Galloway at NYU says it’s simple math. See Galloway’s comments here: Post Pandemic Changes in Consumer Behavior
6 thoughts on “College Presidents Fail to Protect Students from Covid-19 – College Clusterfuck Update 11.22.20”
This is really shocking, and oh so sad. You’re four years away at college is such a unique and special time. There is no way ever for a do over. It’s one of those things your experience as a teen heading into adulthood. It’s a shame it looks as though a generation of students will miss out on this. So many things, learning responsibility out on your own, critical thinking, the opportunity to fairly safely make some mistakes and hopefully learn from them…
But I don’t see any safeway other than to do college remotely for the for seeable future.
I think the lack of social interaction will impact the younger generations more than other generations.
Wish I could edit my blog replies. I made a lot of grammatical and spelling errors. I must’ve posted late at night or early in the morning.
I personally suffer from FFS (Fat Finger Syndrome).
Funny. I read straight through the grammatical errors. I didn’t see them the first time.
Me and my big mouth!
I don’t see them the first time either. It’s when I reread some things I’ve posted. I think I must look quite illiterate to the world.