‘Help me, so I can help you.’ Tennessee college students call for greater empathy during the pandemic
William Collins remembers exactly where he was last semester when his college, Fisk University, announced it was stopping in-person classes due to the coronavirus.
“I was in the middle of a U.S. History lecture,” Collins said, now a junior at the historically Black university in Nashville. “To get that notification really shook me. We had to find a way to put everything online, and that didn’t always go well.”
The coronavirus has heightened inequities within higher education, disrupted campus life, and put a financial strain on many families. Chalkbeat and The Education Trust in Tennessee held a series of student roundtables this month to hear from students directly, and Collins was one of eight college students to participate.
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