Higher Education | Elite schools can afford to play it safe during the coronavirus pandemic
by Esther Eaton
Posted 7/29/20, 09:22 pm
With a month of unknowns left before the start of college classes, a clear class divide has opened between the college “haves”—those institutions with deep pockets and an elite brand—and all the rest.
In short, the “haves” can afford to minimize COVID-19 risk by keeping classes online or going to a hybrid model. They have big endowments. Their diplomas confer status that students don’t want to give up. For the rest, whether Christian or secular, not fully opening will present risks that apparently outweigh COVID-19 concerns.