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While the pandemic has caused massive upheavals, it has also forced universities to use technology to bring in much-needed change and innovations. Shutterstock

COVID-19 silver linings: Technology has helped universities be more innovative and inventive

Necessity truly can be the mother of invention. A new university president explains how the pandemic forced massive changes at his institution — and why smart use of technology was invaluable.
Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels, left, speaks with Michael Bloomberg, who has given the school more than $3.3 billion. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Alumni gratitude and support for causes are behind donations of $50 million or more to colleges and universities

In some cases, big donors are supporting higher education to support a philanthropic strategy that includes racial and economic justice.
A teacher in Ethiopia wears a face mask and stands behind a blue thread-line denoting a boundary between him and the students. Photo by AMANUEL SILESHI/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19 has dealt a blow to Ethiopia’s private higher education institutions

Private higher education institutions in Ethiopia draw all their income from student tuition. This exposed the vulnerability of the sector when the crisis hit and students stopped paying their fees.
Medical students’ backgrounds often reflect the diversity of local communities, which can allow them more access and trust for vaccination efforts. Bryan Goodchild/UMass Medical School

We’re building a vaccine corps of medical and nursing students – they could transform how we reach underserved areas

One university is showing how the vaccine corps concept can speed up vaccination rates, including launching a large-scale vaccination site staffed by hundreds of students and volunteers.

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