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The Impact of 2020 on Higher Education: Colleges, COVID-19, and a Time of Racial Reckoning

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By Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Thursday, November 19, 2020 4pm to 5pm

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 4pm to 5pm

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How should universities respond to the many crises facing our nation and our students today? COVID-19, protests for racial justice, and structural inequality all directly affect student populations, with disproportionate impact on communities of color and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Speakers on this panel will discuss the challenges faced by students today, the role of university presidents and leadership during turbulent times, and the ethical costs of upward mobility in higher education. Join us to explore how higher education can and should rise to the challenges of 2020 and beyond. 


Eddie R. Cole, associate professor of higher education and organizational change, School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA  

Anthony Abraham Jack, Shutzer Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and assistant professor of education, Harvard Graduate School of Education 

Jennifer Morton, associate professor of philosophy and core faculty in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  


Kemeyawi Wahpepah, PhD student, Harvard Graduate School of Education 

This program is presented as part of the presidential initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, a University-wide effort housed at the Radcliffe Institute. 

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