As UW-Madison Campus Empties, Some Students Grapple with Food, Housing Insecurity

Thursday, March 19, 2020

When the former University of Wisconsin-Madison professor heard on March 10 that Harvard University was asking students to move out, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly took on a new form — a crisis threatening not only national health, but higher education. In the days since, colleges have been rapidly shutting down student housing and in-person instruction at over 100 institutions, leaving students without secure jobs, food or housing.