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Weekly Rundown
AKA|Strategy continues its commitment to stay informed about the latest in higher education and the nonprofit sector.

It is a pleasure to share these articles that we found both informative and engaging.
We welcome any comments or reactions to this edition of our AKA Weekly Rundown.
What you might have missed earlier this week
From The Atlantic:
The Fourth Surge Is Upon Us. This Time, It’s Different.
By Zeynep Tufekci
As the country enters the fourth surge of COVID-19, the growing number of vaccinations has created a sense of optimism. The country needs to act quickly to protect populations not yet significantly vaccinated because, even if hospitalization rates do not rise, long-term effects remain a looming threat among the non-vaccinated. Read this article

From EdSurge:
Video conferencing solutions have become daily fixtures in education, but ultimately they were not designed to be online classrooms, and institutions must find better ways to integrate technology into the teaching. A significant opportunity lies in virtual reality, but its use, and that of other technologies, should prioritize the student experience and the quality of learning outcomes. Read this article
From Third Way:
A poll of college students and high school seniors tracks how the pandemic shifted perceptions of higher education over the last five months of 2020. The findings reveal continuing concern about the health and economic impacts of the virus, challenges in the online learning environment, and expectations for institutions and Capitol Hill to lower tuition costs and set higher standards for quality learning both now and after the pandemic. Read this article
From Apollo Magazine:
It’s time museum leaders stopped talking to themselves – and started listening instead
By Kaywin Feldman
Even though it has become vital for arts leaders to express solidarity and make institutional commitments to diversity and inclusion, it is just as important for them to listen to the marginalized voices from their audiences and their staff and include those voices in efforts beyond initial statements of solidarity. Read this article

Further Reading
From Knight Foundation:
Adapting in Crisis: Case Studies of Resilience in the Arts
In the fall of 2019, 26 arts organizations based in Detroit and Philadelphia took part in adaptive capacity training through the Knight Foundation initiative, Building the Capacity to Innovate and Adapt. Four of the organizations share their stories on how they applied what they learned  to challenges brought on by the pandemic. Read this report

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