The University of Illinois had spent months preparing to reopen its campus to students, and a few weeks into the fall semester it seemed all for naught. Cases were exploding. A new testing method that relied on spit rather than invasive nasal swabs allowed for thousands of tests and showed many students had COVID-19. Chancellor Robert J. Jones locked down the campus, and students expecting in-person learning were confined to dorm rooms for online classes they could have taken from home. But the story didn't end there.
The pandemic is still raging. Colleges are reopening in-person. What comes next?
Friday, January 22, 2021