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Volunteers Working Together

Dear Vols,

It is in our most challenging times that we often see the most courageous leadership. Across our campus, I have witnessed the selflessness of countless Volunteers who have stepped forward to do what is right by our campus, our state, and one another.

A team of faculty, staff, and students has been printing face shields to protect our front-line health care workers, and others have donated supplies from their own campus laboratories to medical workers. Others are giving what they can to our student emergency fund to support students who need help bridging the gap in these challenging and unprecedented circumstances.

I’ve seen students praising their professors for making the transition to online classes easier for them, and professors lauding their students for their feedback and engagement during the transition.

Today the Faculty Senate voted to make some temporary adjustments to our academic policies. They saw a need to be flexible and worked swiftly to make changes that will help students who may need it.

Thank you to everyone for giving your all to make this semester a great one. These circumstances are not always easy, but it is easier to do hard things when we work together.

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