What am I looking forward to the most this fall? That’s easy. Hearing a packed Razorback Stadium call the Hogs. In a lot of ways, things will be somewhat back to normal by the time football season rolls around. But having high school and college stadiums across the state back at capacity will represent a symbolic sigh of relief. It’ll be an assurance that even though trying times will always be there to challenge us, the trying times known as COVID-19 are, for all intents and purposes, behind us.
This month’s issue of AMP looks at higher education in the state, and how colleges and universities adapted to 2020. What will a traditional college education look like in the future? Some of Arkansas’ education leaders share their thoughts with us inside.
Plus, we unveil our second installment of Future 50, a list of those Arkansas leaders our readers think are poised for big things in their industries, whether they’re still paying some dues or taking on a new endeavor years into their career.
Also, Kelley Bass takes us on a trip back to Barton Coliseum’s heyday. Barton with its storied music history is the subject of an awesome exhibit at the Old State House Museum in downtown Little Rock. Even if you’re not “of a certain age” (like some of my colleagues…not me, of course), this is a great read.
And be sure to read Katie Z’s latest Digs of the Deal, on the venerable Homer’s in Little Rock. This month, AMP also takes us to Mountain Home, El Dorado and Fayetteville.
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