Louisiana colleges already reeling from the pandemic now struggle to recover from Ida

By: | September 21, 2021

Only a third of Nicholls State University students were vaccinated against the coronavirus when they returned to campus last month, so the Louisiana school embarked on a campaign to press inoculations — and it seemed to be working. Hundreds of reluctant students got jabs in the first few days of the semester.

Then Hurricane Ida made landfall just 70 miles south.