Colleges burn through Covid cash trying to soften inflation for students

Posted on AllSides September 4th, 2022
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Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP

Benedict College President Roslyn Clark Artis wanted her football players to learn about nutrition when she invited a health expert to speak with them. Instead, Artis learned that some of her students didn’t have enough money to eat.

“One of our students stood up and said. … ‘I live off campus. I can’t afford food some days,’” Artis said in an interview.

About a dozen more of the football players at the historically Black college in South Carolina — half community college transfers and half first-time freshmen who live off...

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