Possíveis futuros: COVID-19 como ponto de inflexão histórico // [Possible futures: COVID-19 as a historical turning point]

This article surveys the ways that the global COVID-19 pandemic has effected higher education in the UnitedStates. After reviewing the effects of this critically important historical episode on colleges, particularly as itpertains to the humanities, I outline potential paths forward in the years to come. The fundamental tensionI highlight is that between returning to a pre-COVID status quo or imagining an alternative model that isultimately more sustainable for students and academics alike.