Compact Nation Podcast Season 5 Episode 4

Higher Education’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Marisol is joined by authors from the Council of Europe’s publication, Higher Education’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Building a more Sustainable and Democratic Future. Listen in as they talk about the ways higher education needs to transform to create a better world post-pandemic that breaks the previous patterns that led to deep-rooted inequities and injustice. Plus, get the intel on some of what Campus Compact has to offer this summer and fall.

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Nancy Cantor
Nancy Cantor is chancellor of Rutgers University—Newark. At Rutgers University–Newark, a diverse, urban, public research university, she leads and promulgates efforts to leverage the university’s many strengths, particularly its exceptional diversity, tradition of high-impact research, and role as an anchor institution in Newark, New Jersey, through strategic investments in five broad areas in which the university’s strengths align with those of cross-sector partners: educational pathways from pre-K through college; equitable growth through urban entrepreneurship and economic development; cultivating creative expression through the arts and culture; strong, healthy and safe neighborhoods; and science in the urban environment.

Paul Pribbenow
Paul Pribbenow is president of Augsburg University. Since joining Augsburg in 2006, Pribbenow has enhanced the university’s role as an active community partner in its urban setting. By identifying and embracing initiatives that mutually benefit Augsburg and its neighbors, the university has achieved national recognition for its excellence in service-learning and experiential education. 

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. is professor of urban and regional planning at the University at Buffalo. Taylor’s research focuses on a historical and contemporary analysis of distressed urban neighborhoods, social isolation and race and class issues among people of color, especially African Americans and Latinos.

Your Hosts

Andrew Seligsohn
Andrew Seligsohn is the current president of Campus Compact and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

Marisol Morales
Marisol Morales is Campus Compact’s vice president for network leadership and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

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