In addition to forcing them to hold virtual graduation ceremonies and cancel college sports seasons, the COVID-19 pandemic has also made some institutions of higher education rethink how and what they teach. It has caused others to step up their research and thrust them to the front lines of the battle against the pandemic. In today’s Q&A, three university presidents – Walter Kimbrough of Dillard University, Samuel L. Stanley of Michigan State University, and Ana Mari Cauce of the University of Washington – share their views on how COVID-19 is reshaping U.S. higher education.

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COVID-19 has altered nearly every aspect of higher education. Gerald Herbert/AP

Presidents’ panel: How COVID-19 will change higher education

Walter M. Kimbrough, Dillard University; Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington; Samuel L. Stanley, Michigan State University

From graduation ceremonies and sports to research and instruction, COVID-19 is changing the face of higher education. Here, three university presidents share their thoughts on what the future holds.

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