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Commentary: Free textbooks and course materials will help college affordability during pandemic

By Dr. OJ Oleka and Dr. Lori Werth Special to KyForward In January 2020, college students were gearing up to return to campus. Many were looking forward to college sports, making new friends, and learning new content. Then, COVID. Job loss, healthcare expenses, rent payments, and utility bills — challenges that could be devastating if they happened individually — were now happening simultaneously....