From students all the way up to leadership, college and university community members who've spoken out on the Hamas-Israel conflict have faced intense backlash, further embroiling college campuses in an incendiary humanitarian crisis overseas.
Recommended for the chopping block was the entire Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, which houses bachelor's programs in Chinese Studies, French, German Studies, Russian Studies and Spanish.
Since the beginning of April, at least 27 higher education institutions have received calls about an active shooter, a hostage situation or a bomb threat, only to discover they were fake or unfounded once police arrived on the scene. Some officials believe we need to change our conception of swatting incidents entirely.
Recessions typically lead to an uptick in enrollment, but the aftereffects of the pandemic are injecting yet more uncertainty into how hard the expected economic slowdown will hit colleges and universities.