COVID-19: Should you consider refunding tuition or fees?
Universities that have refunded less than 100 percent due to COVID-19 closures face the prospect of class actions, say UB guest columnists Hyongsoon Kim, Molly Whitman, Robert Pees and Anthony Pierce of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Some have been filed; more are a certainty. Here's why.
COVID-19 and the future of college sports
With creativity and effort, we can identify the structural changes needed to preserve opportunities for students and build a stronger NCAA as we emerge from the pandemic. Cutting sports is not the right answer, says UB guest columnists Kathy DeBoer of the American Volleyball Coaches Association; Greg Earhart of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America; Rob Kehoe of the College Programs for United Soccer Coaches; and Mike Moyer of the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Keeping our humanity in post-coronavirus education
College leaders need to question how well both traditional and online teaching methods keep meaningful human contact with students possible so they can learn to learn, learn to write clearly, and develop resilience, says UB guest columnist Matthew Schmidt, of the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
It takes more than financial aid to help students endure a pandemic. (But it’s a start)
Providing relief and support options ensures that students may continue, or begin, their college degree programs—despite changing financial situations, says UB guest columnist Francesco C. Cesareo, president of Assumption College in Massachusetts.
How tech can untangle and transform campus traffic
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, UB guest columnists Katherine Turnbull and Peter Lange share how Texas A&M’s living laboratory environment has harnessed the brainpower of students, faculty and researchers and fostered innovation to maintain campus mobility, reduce traffic and boost green space.