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Stanford President Marc-Tessier Lavigne: The future of in-person college learning

"I think that we can make education much more accessible while still highlighting the value of an in-person Stanford education" Stanford University president Marc Tessier Lavigne told Ian Bremmer. It will be the job of administrators, says Tessier-Lavigne, to determine how best to apply the "highs" of remote learning to a post-pandemic learning experience.

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The global disruption in the education sector

This week, Ian Bremmer looks at how one affluent community in Chile sounded the alarm on in-person education in the COVID age long before the American academic school year started up this fall.

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The super social new kid at school

Guess who the new student is this year! Will the Coronavirus end up closing down classes before the school year even begins? #PUPPETREGIME

Studying in a pandemic: The plight of international students in Australia

Travel restrictions. Loss of work, and the move to online classes have impacted students across the globe. But international students face an added obstacle as well as an impending decision: Stay in their adopted country and grit it out or return home, potentially forfeiting all they've worked for. In Australia, where more than half-a-million international students fill both campus housing and university coffers, the decision affects both institutions and students alike.

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Why Stanford disinvited their undergraduates back to campus

"Yeah, that was a very difficult decision. Very disappointing. Our students wanted to come back. Our faculty wanted to come back," Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne told Ian Bremmer. After first announcing in June that Stanford would welcome all students back to campus in the fall, Tessier-Lavigne reversed course in August, determining that California's COVID outbreak made a large-scale student return untenable. But, Tessier-Lavigne points out, not all students will be barred from returning this fall.

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