Opinion | No Parties. No Sports. How Oberlin College Is Surviving the Pandemic.
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Opinion | No Parties. No Sports. How Oberlin College Is Surviving the Pandemic.

This spring semester, more than a quarter of US colleges are open to instruction. One of them is Oberlin, a small liberal arts school whose doors closed on March 16, 2020, and reopened – with lots of new regulations – in August 2020. Oberlin president Carmen Twilley Amber said it was “all for risk balancing”.

In this episode of “Sway,” Kara Swisher asks Ms. Amber why tuition remains unchanged in an epidemic and why the price tag remains out of sync with family income. He also discussed whether merit aid was becoming a subsidy for wealthy children and whether being the president of a well-known progressive college taught him to “cancel the culture”.

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Special thanks to Shannon Busta and Liriel Higa.

“Sway” is produced by Nyema Raza, Heba Elourbani, Matt Kwong and Visakha Darbha and edited by Paula Suzuman; Fact-Check by Kate Sinclair; Music and sound design by Isaac Jones; Blend by Eric Gomez.



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