In the Time of the Pandemics: How did Universities Respond? A look back in history

Although one hundred years apart, COVID-19 and the Spanish influenza pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, share similarities. Both outbreaks pushed the world to hit pause on social gatherings by enforcing isolation and #StayHome orders, with a large impact on colleges and universities. As higher education leaders are struggle to determine what to do next, it may be helpful to look at how universities responded to past pandemics.