YCBK 112: Are Any Colleges Insured Against Coronavirus Fallout?

In this week's episode you will hear

In the News (15:57): In this week’s news segment, an article from Inside Higher Ed, “Are Any Colleges Insured Against Coronavirus Fallout?”, by Emma Whitford. As COVID-19 continues to spread, colleges are creating outbreak contingency plans, from canceling study abroad programs to moving into online course platforms. This article highlights the fact that very few colleges are insured against financial losses due to a biological disaster. (Length 15:13)

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/03/09/insurance-coverage-scarce-coronavirus-threatens-college-finances

Chapter 112 of 171 Answers (31:10): We are in Chapter 112 of 171 Answers and we are in Part I of how to find merit scholarships.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 20:52)

This week’s question (52:02) is from Annita in NY and she is asking if colleges consider grades from a more rigorous high school program as being equivalent or better than higher grades from less rigorous schools.

Question
(Length 15:21)

This week’s interview (1:07:23) Mark continues his interview with Edan Shahar,

Edan Shahar
Founder and CEO of Test Innovators, in ‘What is misunderstood about standardized testing’, Part II (Length 21 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:13:07) is National Center of Educational Statistics (NCES) College Navigator website. (https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/)

College Spotlight (1:30:07): Christopher Newport University (http://cnu.edu/)

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