From your perspective, what are some of the less-publicized stories about the COVID-19 crisis?

Top Answer : You don't hear a lot about the fact that, from a university perspective, we still have students living on our campus. We still have to keep some of our services up. We still have on our campus roughly 500 students that, for one reason or another, they don't have a home to go to or they don't have technology in the super rural areas that even a hotspot would remedy. We've got individuals whose home is in China and whose home is in Italy.  It's impossible for us to really ensure that they're staying in line with the social distancing mandates that are out there but they're in our care. There are already large institutions that are starting conversations, thinking that they may not have residence halls open for all of next year. What would this look like? It's such an unknown. But I will say what has been interesting from an IT leadership perspective is that we can help define what our path is moving forward, Because in many ways IT leaders have been used to developing and building plans and roadmaps to meet constantly changing needs. I think that this will be a turning point for some, and how they view technology leadership within an institution.

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You don't hear a lot about the fact that, from a university perspective, we still have students living on our campus. We still have to keep some of our services up. We still have on our campus roughly 500 students that, for one reason or another, they don't have a home to go to or they don't have technology in the super rural areas that even a hotspot would remedy. We've got individuals whose home is in China and whose home is in Italy.  It's impossible for us to really ensure that they're staying in line with the social distancing mandates that are out there but they're in our care. There are already large institutions that are starting conversations, thinking that they may not have residence halls open for all of next year. What would this look like? It's such an unknown. But I will say what has been interesting from an IT leadership perspective is that we can help define what our path is moving forward, Because in many ways IT leaders have been used to developing and building plans and roadmaps to meet constantly changing needs. I think that this will be a turning point for some, and how they view technology leadership within an institution.
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