Over the last year, higher education leaders across the nation have grappled with a question many had never encountered: How open should my campus remain during a pandemic? While the specter of COVID-19 seems to color every decision we make these days, each institution’s distinct situation makes this question difficult to answer uniformly. At Rutgers University, in part because New Jersey was hit so hard by the first wave of this pandemic, we were among the first higher education institutions to decide that most of our instruction would be remote this fall. To read the full story.