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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 New York Times:
The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too.

By Stephanie Saul
Although past economic downturns have increased enrollment in higher education, the decline caused by the pandemic has had the opposite effect. Community colleges, known for serving Black, Latino, and low-income students, have been disproportionately impacted because their students have been forced to delay their schooling or drop out entirely. Read this article
From EdSurge:
Key takeaways from an interview with Coursera's CEO, Jeff Maggioncalda, suggests what may be next for the online-learning company and what that may mean for the higher education landscape. Read this article
From The Art Newspaper:
While US museum attendance nosedived in 2020 amid pandemic, disparities in reopenings yielded a few surprises
By Nancy Kenney and Helen Stoilas
The Visitor Figures 2020 survey displays the expected drop in museum visitors during the pandemic, but also reveals the advantages some institutions had over others due largely to variances in public health restrictions and location. Read this article
From The Atlantic:
You Won’t Remember the Pandemic the Way You Think You Will
By Melissa Fay Greene
As we begin to imagine the personal pandemic stories we will tell in the future, it's important to consider the narratives that will be crafted by communities and nations. Those narratives will determine the societal resilience and how communities and nations will move forward from hard times. Read this article

Further Reading
From Association of American Colleges & Universities:
How College Contributes to Workforce Success: Employer Views on What Matters Most
By Ashley Finely
This report summarizes findings from a wide-ranging survey of executives and hiring managers that explores their views of what constitutes workforce preparedness and educational outcomes and experiences valued when making hiring decisions. It  also notes their perceptions of recent graduates’ levels of preparedness for entry-level positions, promotions, and career advancement. Read this report

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