Having watched this play out in MA universities, I have little sympathy for college students. Lots of at risk staff members are being forced to come into campus and put their lives in danger while students ignore social distancing guidelines and continue to chafe at and flout contact tracing and quarantine efforts. There was immense pressure to open college campuses up because people wanted to withhold tuition unless their kid was getting the “college experience.” Yes, higher ed pricing is crap and absurd but was it really the smartest or even morally clear sighted thing for parents at private unis to start demanding business as usual during a pandemic?
Meanwhile, towns are getting up in arms because a bunch of out of state teenagers are jacking up the infection rates in their local areas and demanding colleges get their shit together in controlling the student population.
It is a mess.