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The Future Of Higher Education

Courtesy of Cornell College
In order to prevent disruptions for students during this pandemic, Cornell College has approved a more flexible academic calendar that moves from eight to 10 blocks beginning in 2020-2021.

Higher education has had to adapt quickly during the pandemic. Many colleges and universities around the world have already made plans to not have in-person classes this coming fall. 

On this segment of River to River, Ben Kieffer speaks with two Iowa leaders in higher education to find out how they have adapted during the pandemic, the challenges ahead and what the future looks like at their schools. Kieffer is joined by Todd Holcomb, president of Hawkeye Community College and Jonathan Brand, president of Cornell College.


Todd Holcomb, president, Hawkeye Community College

Jonathan Brand, president, Cornell College

Rick Brewer is a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River