Redesigning College Admission: COVID-19, Access, And Equity
The spread of COVID-19 throughout the world is evidence that the virus does not discriminate. It has infected individuals from all nations, backgrounds, ages, races, genders, and economic status. However, the impact of the virus is—and will be—felt very differently by various populations. The most vulnerable people in our society are likely to disproportionately suffer from the health and economic implications of this crisis. As more and more college campuses close and learning goes online, it raises significant concerns about students who depend on college housing, meal plans, jobs, and other support to stay safe and secure. The virus (though more severe) is analogous to college admission, a process that should not discriminate, but inherently does so.