How did colleges respond to COVID-19 in Spring 2020? That was the question a team of brilliant Davidson College students (Katie Felten, Luis Toledo, Maddie Buitendorp) and I set out to answer the second that Davidson went online. Well, we’ve now collected data on 1,442 colleges and universities… and we have some answers for you. We’d love for you to read a paper we’ve written on all this, but here is the TL;DR version:
I love college football. I also love studying lobbying in higher education. So, I thought, why not combine those two loves and see what happens? So, I present to you the first annual College Lobby Bowl.
One of President Trump’s many campaign promises was to “Drain the Swamp” – eliminate corruption in Washington by limiting the influence of professional “hired gun” lobbyists and special interests. The funny thing about that promise is that it may have been achieved by the GOP Congress way back in 2011… at least as it relates to universities. Continue reading