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Surprising Impacts

10 Ways the Coronavirus Has Shaped Higher Ed and Its World

The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way institutions of higher education operate, altered the college experience for students, and triggered protests by faculty members and staff against plans to reopen in the fall. It has also affected the economies and normal operations of the towns that rely on their local colleges.The data below paint a picture of the many ways that Covid-19 has tested higher ed, strained its students and work force, and spilled outward into surrounding communities, sometimes in unexpected ways.Class-action lawsuits filed by students to receive tuition or fee refunds When college campuses shifted to remote learning in
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