[Nice post by Liz Morrish](https://academicirregularities.wordpress.com/2020/03/29/in-which-we-serve-universities-in-lockdown/) on the UK university's pandemic coping:

> When universities do gear up for the new academic year, whether that should be in September or January, they will require a spirit of common purpose. The institutions which succeed will be those that inspire confidence among staff and students. Their leaders will have offered support and kindness in harsh times. They will be patient and understanding as people recover their mental and physical health. Perhaps universities will abandon concerns with league tables and competition, metrics and toxic work culture, and recognize they exist as institutions of teaching and research ‘in which we serve’ the public good.