If Colleges Can't Welcome Students to Campus in the Fall, Some Might Close for Good

Owen Stern described the excitement of attending his first University of Michigan football game in the fall of 2019, packing into the “Big House” with 100,000 fans to cheer for the Wolverines. It was one of the moments that validated his choice to pursue a college degree in Ann Arbor. Then the coronavirus pandemic took hold. And like students across the country, Stern’s freshman experience changed drastically to…