Reopening campuses is vital, college presidents tell lawmakers
June 4, 2020
In testimony before the Senate’s health and education committee Thursday, three college presidents outlined their plans to reopen campuses for the fall term, detailing the potentially costly precautions they would take to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The trio of executives highlighted the need for robust testing for the virus, contact-tracing measures and social-distancing tactics.
One of them, the president of an HBCU in Tennessee, said Congress should invest at least $1 billion in minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and double the maximum federal Pell Grant award to ensure disadvantaged students can return to college.