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DAILY DEBRIEF: How students contend with being sent home, distance learning (podcast)

Last month college students across New York and the rest of the U.S. experienced something truly unique.

They were sent home.

Little warning, no time for debate, and often little more than a letter up-front to explain the situation. But that situation was evolving by the moment.

Here in the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York – colleges shut down campuses one-by-one, as they shifted to confront the Coronavirus pandemic.

It was the middle of the spring semester, and for reporter Gabe Pietrorazio – who is a senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva – the entire situation was as much surreal, as it was life-changing.

Today on the Daily Debrief, we talk with Gabe about what students are saying, how the colleges in Geneva responded, and consider how the pandemic might change college campuses moving forward.