June 15, 2020
Happy Monday, everyone,
The term “uncertainty” feels increasingly inadequate to account for the state of our nation and our world which, over this past weekend, saw a peaceful gathering here in Fort Collins organized by March for Change, even as more violence directed at Black Americans flared in cities across the nation.
Meanwhile, schools, businesses, and universities around the country continue to plan reopening in the shadow of the continuing COVID pandemic. We are one of those institutions, determined to balance the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus with a clear and certain commitment to our land-grant mission of providing an exceptional education, hands-on service to our state, and transformative research with global impact.
As we strive to navigate these storms, I am pleased to call your attention to a pair of new websites that will help CSU chart its course in the coming months. Our recovery website, is now live, along with our Fall 2020 site, easily searched and designed to get you the specific Fall Semester information you need as directly as possible.
We’ve been promising these resources for several weeks and I’m so proud of the team that pulled together to get them launched. There is a tremendous amount of information to be found here, presented in an easy to navigate format. There are a few places still listed as “TBD”—that information will be forthcoming. I encourage you all to bookmark these resources and refer to them regularly in the months to come.
I will have more to share this week about national events and our own stance in relation to them. I know that many of you already are reading the newsfeed on your phone, following influencers on social media, and talking with your own networks of friends and colleagues about the rapidly evolving national conversations on many fronts. Receiving frequent emails from me may feel like information overload. I understand!
Read what you can, when you can. And please know that these messages are intended as an affirmation of my commitment to transparency, collaboration, and responsiveness, whether sharing details of our COVID recovery process or articulating our university’s stance on the national events that have powerful impact on us all.
Finally, please continue to take care of yourselves. Take care of your friends and family. You are so important to this community, all of you.