Do Universities Really Expect to Treat their Students as “Pod” People?

The New York Times provides an in-depth look into the University of Kentucky’s re-opening deliberations. The University President, a former professor of public health, described the process as a “moonshot.” He is right. One plan would treat students as “pod” people:

 Team Wildcat suggested turning residence halls into protective cocoons for living and learning. “We have students functioning in pods, almost like family units,” Dr. Cardarelli told her colleagues, describing the idea. “They’re spending most of their time in residence halls together with the same students.” Professors would come to the dorms to teach, she said, or do it via

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