October 21, 2020

The Weekly Roundup: Student Missing During the Pandemic

Students missing during the pandemic and where library books go to live online after they close.

 Welcome to the Meratas Memo’s Weekly Roundup! This is your weekly fix of higher education and alternative financing news. Here are this week’s stories: 

 

Library Books Get a New Home Online

What happens to a library’s books when it’s finally time to close it’s doors? Marygrove College in Detroit, a small Roman Catholic institution, helps us answer that question. The private college decided last year to close it’s door but needed to decide what to do with its books. While selling and donating were options, they would have netted them a loss or have been too expensive respectively. 

Luckily for the college, the Internet Archive, the non-profit company behind the Wayback Machine, helped give these books new life. 

Read the full story on Inside Higher Ed here.

 

Student’s are Missing During the Pandemic 

As Edsurge continues to track college and university life during the pandemic, speaking with university employees and student reveals what life is truly like during these unprecedented times. New numbers are showing a drop in overall undergraduate enrollment and an even bigger drop in those looking to start college for the first time. 

In this post by Edsurge, they explore the various reasons why students have either opted out of this Fall semester or are thinking of potentially dropping out as the semester goes on.

Read the full story on Edsurge here. 

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