Even when most universities and universities demonstrated in the last 17 months, they could work properly and, often, effectively, with their people dispersed physically, many students and employees mocked to return to their campuses. The vast majority of the institutions plan to operate this fall more as they did in 2019 of what they did a year ago, but that does not mean that their leaders do not replanate how they could use their physical spaces in the coming years.

few are facing the questions as directly as the University of Akron, which announced in February that would consider selling, reusing or rethinking the use of up to one million of approximately eight million square feet of buildings and the earth. Has. Covid-19 did not start conversations in Akron, who were driven in part by registration and financial pressures. But as is true in many corners of our lives, the pandemic accelerated the discussions of the university.

A recent episode of the key, within the story and the highest analysis of the podcast, examined Akron's approach and the biggest questions about the future and value of the campus of the physical university. While this conversation focused on how colleges and universities could use their campus spaces, since their needs and those of their students evolve, it also explored the capacity and inclination of universities to adapt to changing circumstances.

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