Whether a university is willing to move Fall semester online amid COVID pandemic could depend on how much money it has in the bank

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Earlier this week Harvard announced that it would be offering all of its Fall classes online, with surging coronavirus cases making in-person classes complicated, to say the least.  But Harvard has the luxury of a $40-billion endowment and extensive political connections........the university could feel safe making that move.

Other smaller, poorer colleges serving lower income students will not have that luxury.

Tressie McMillan Cottom is a sociologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; she's also a senior research professor at the Center for Information, Technology & Public Life at UNC