Issue 26: The Back to School Issue

Insights & Outlooks

Lack of Broadband Access is a Barrier to Our Pandemic Recovery

In Alabama, COVID-19 has our state colored red for a reason other than its political party representation. Our state…

Student Story: Illise Ellsworth, University of Utah

Illise Ellsworth was transitioning from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah when the pandemic began. While…



 The difficulty was that many of our students, since we serve only students coming out of economic disadvantage, were moving back home to situations that did not have the requisite internet infrastructure. Courses had to be offered with lowest common denominator technology for the students of a course. Email was assumed, but little beyond that.


Q&A with President Lyle Roelofs of Berea College

Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College…

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