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AAU, Associations Highlight Ways Universities Can Aid COVID-19 Response Efforts

AAU joined ACE and other higher education associations on a letter to President Joe Biden and members of his COVID-19 Response Task Force to “communicate the willingness of the higher education community to contribute to the administration‘s [COVID-19] response efforts.” The letter highlights a range of ways colleges and universities could help fight the pandemic, including: testing and tracing enhancement; using campus facilities and other capacities to support the vaccination effort; harnessing campus expertise in areas like supply chain management, logistics, data analytics; and more.