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Can college towns like Williamstown and North Adams survive coronavirus?

Williams College and MCLA are featured in this article which discusses how local economies in college towns will look after the Covid-19.

When college students return to campuses in the fall, things may look a bit different than they remember. Maybe their favorite coffee shop in town will no longer be available for late-night study sessions, or perhaps there will be fewer on-campus events, out of an abundance of caution to curb the spread of coronavirus. Two months into the coronavirus crisis in the United States, colleges and universities are already experiencing a version of their likely fate come fall, if students choose not to or are unable to return to campus. It's hard to know exactly how college towns will survive coronavirus, but it's safe to say it isn't a matter of whether local economies will be changed, but how.

Read the full article including quotes from Dayne Wahl, the assistant director of admission at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Kayla Hollins, the director of admission at MCLA by clicking on the link below.



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