A flawed argument for reopening colleges this fall

Christina Paxson, the president of Brown University, is getting roasted on Twitter for writing an op-ed in The New York Times arguing that colleges and universities should reopen this fall.

I have to say that I find her ideas less than compelling. For instance: She invokes the standard warning that “of course we still won’t be able to have large classes in large lecture halls.” But small classes are usually held in small rooms — and, at least in my experience, those rooms have inadequate or non-existent ventilation. How is that any better?

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