More toggle terms in play as fall classes draw nigh and Delta rages

On Friday I posted about the ways COVID-19 was worsening, and how higher education might respond as fall classes are about to start. It was a rough post, one written in a mood of deep fear and anxiety. I wrote about a “situation… spiraling out of control,” that “[t]hings… now seem to be getting out of hand.”

After posting, I then drove 1,000 miles over the next two and a half days, depositing our son Owain in a new apartment on the University of Vermont’s campus. The trip gave us an interesting glimpse into how…