2021 could be worse for colleges


Colleges are now starting to calculate the full costs of the coronavirus, including the fallout from declining enrollments and rising operating costs, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

At places like Ithaca College, the impact of the pandemic is accelerating plans for major cuts in faculty jobs and academic programs. Beginning this spring, the college will begin to cut nearly a quarter of its 547 faculty members, said La Jerne T. Cornish, Ithaca’s provost.