Ashley Smith

reporter for EdSource who covers higher education

Ashley Smith on KCRW

KCRW talks to students from UC Irvine and UC Berkeley about life on campus this fall during the pandemic.

Zoom classes, no dorm parties, daily symptom checks: Living on-campus during the pandemic

KCRW talks to students from UC Irvine and UC Berkeley about life on campus this fall during the pandemic.

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