The COVID-19 pandemic and racial unrest have prompted institutions to change curriculum or accelerate the rate of already planned curricular changes to address these topics, writes Gayatri Malohotra. Institutions are offering new classes on race-related topics, as well as hiring specialists in under-represented areas. The author writes that while some of these changes had already been planned, the current race issues have spurred on these changes. The COVID-19 pandemic has advanced research programs and increased interest in equity for low-income and minority students. Malohotra also writes that surprisingly, academic interest in health fields has not risen significantly. The article explains that these trends can help institutions gain insight about various strategies to employ.

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