WBUR, Boston University Coronavirus Plan Includes Possible January 2021 Reopening:
Boston University may delay reopening its campus until January 2021, the school said in a university news article Friday. The move comes as universities across New England and the country evaluate ways to keep their fall semesters intact while adhering to best practices for public health.
Mike Spivey (Spivey Consulting Group), Will Universities, Colleges, And Law School Campuses Be Open In Fall 2020?:
The short answer is that there is no definitive answer yet. Universities and law schools aren’t ready to make a decision because the pandemic is so fluid and there is so much uncertainty, nor do they have to yet. But the question is being discussed on a daily basis, and we have spent a good deal of time speaking with college presidents, provosts, and deans and trying our best to get the most recent and trust-worthy epidemiological modeling and medical community input.
This podcast condenses those two perspectives — that of higher education and that of the medical community — into a prediction for the fall. Our prediction, based on speculation, and which we are going to devote continuous attention to over the next several months, is that it is likely many colleges and universities will not have on-campus classes this fall. ...
What about law schools, the area our firm has the most expertise in?
The dynamics are a little bit different here because law schools generally don’t have, or don’t have to have, student housing. ... In fact, we think some law schools will open and some will remain closed.
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