With no students, small college town worries over future
June 21, 2020
What happens to a college town when the students disappear? Ithaca, a small upstate New York city nearby gorges and vineyards, is finding out.
Most of the 24,000 students at Cornell University and 6,200 more from Ithaca College effectively vanished in March when the coronavirus pandemic struck, leaving behind struggling restaurants and shops. Locals still reeling from the outbreak and resulting exodus are wondering when — or if — things will get back to normal.
"It's going to be hard. I mean, normally we have about seven months that the colleges are here," said Gregar Brous, who runs t...