President-Elect Hinton Joins Higher Ed. Leaders, New York Times Magazine to Discuss College This Fall

New York Times article

President-elect Mary Dana Hinton is among the higher education leaders brought together this week by The New York Times Magazine to consider

2020欧洲杯网址APPin her introduction to the discussion, staff writer emily bazelton notes the challenges colleges and universities face as the coronavirus remains a global threat this fall and winter. “on one side of the ledger are the health risks of density if students return to the dorms and classrooms and facilities….on the other side are disruption and derailment, concern about the isolation of online learning and economic loss for institutions, college towns and regions.”

2020欧洲杯网址APPbazelton asks, “as colleges and universities make decisions now about their operations over the next academic year, what are the conditions for trying to reopen campuses? if students return, what changes to college life will be needed to contain and suppress the virus?”

2020欧洲杯网址APPhinton and five other panelists explore “the new realities of life on campus in the midst of a pandemic,” and address specifically the following questions:

  • “If Schools Reopen, What Will Campus Life Look Like?”
  • “What About Working on Campus?”
  • “What Will Learning Be Like?”

hinton believes reopening hollins “will be a time of mutual accountability and collective responsibility for the well-being of one another. healing and the safe re-establishment of community has to be the priority for student life on campus. the community has to collaborate.”

the president-elect goes on to highlight the distinction that “for students whom we want to have social and economic mobility, it’s not just the transactional part of education that matters. it’s the transformational component. and we hear from our students that the development of critical thinking, problem solving and leadership skills – skills that are so important in this search for equity and mobility – happen within and outside the classroom. being together, being seen and heard, really matters. also, for some of our students, they need the housing, they need food, they need safety, they need to be in community.”

Joining Hinton in the discussion are Carlos Aramayo, president of the Boston chapter (Local 26) of the union UNITE HERE, which represents dining hall staff members at colleges and universities; Michael V. Drake, president of Ohio State University and a physician; Richard Levin, former president of Yale University and an economist; David Wall Rice, a psychology professor and associate provost at Morehouse College; and Pardis Sabeti, a biology professor at Harvard University and a member of the Broad Institute and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.