Monday, June 29, 2020

If students don't return, Iowa universities face more severe budget cuts, leaders say - Vanessa Miller, the Gazette

Campus leaders across Iowa’s public universities have said, essentially, they can’t afford not to bring student back this fall. Some universities nationally — perhaps with more financial leverage to take more cautious approaches to higher education amid a global pandemic — have opted to remain online-only for now. But Iowa’s public universities — facing tens of millions in COVID-19 losses — for months have insisted they’ll bring students back in August, with details now emerging that focus the fuzzy picture of what exactly that will look like: masked students, smaller classes, plexiglass barriers, and no large lectures.