Pandemic takes higher education to school

Financial losses were inevitable; recovery and growth a process

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 28, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: June 28, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The COVID-19 pandemic reduced some revenue streams to a trickle at four-year colleges and universities. But coming out of the pandemic, administrators believe they are smarter and more efficient. “Really, what the pandemic did is it accelerated the pace of change,” said U of M President M. David Rudd.

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Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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