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Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Safe Return to Campus Amid COVID-19

AAU has prepared a summary of the June 4 Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing titled “COVID-19: Going Back to College Safely,” which focused on whether and how universities will reopen in the fall, their testing, tracing, distancing, and athletics plans, and the financial impact of these plans. The hearing featured Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, Brown University President Christina Paxson, Lane College President Logan Hampton, and American Public Health Association Executive Director Georges Benjamin. The presidents discussed their strategies for the fall, ways to support students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, interruptions to research, and the financial impact on universities.

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