Past Event

Begin with The End In Mind: College, COVID & Educational Equity

November 18, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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What does it mean to pursue higher education during a pandemic? In this topical roundtable, panelists discuss how COVID impacts BIPOC students, and what can be done to create anti-racist educational experiences.

This panel will discuss the nuts and bolts of providing an education in this new normal of remote learning. Given the barriers to education that existed pre-pandemic and what these institutions were already doing, this panel will explore how the pandemic has been a setback (if at all) and how hard will these institutions have been hit, and what some potential solutions look like to move forward. We will also unpack the disparities between K-12 education and college systems.

Moderated by: 

  • Basil Smikle, Professor, Teachers College and Rutgers School of Public Affairs & Political Commentator

Panelists Include:

  • Havidán Rodriguez, President, SUNY Albany
  • Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Columbia University
  • Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President, Trinity College
  • Shaila S. Cuellar, First-Year Student, Syracuse University