COVID-19 Community Messages (page 5)

April 1, 2021

Return to Campus Update

As we look forward to resuming in-person instruction and residential programs in the fall, we are encouraged by reports of declining COVID-19 case counts, the increased availability of vaccines, and a gradual relaxation of public health restrictions.

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March 18, 2021

Message from Dean Johnson

It was a little over a year ago that the pandemic required us to almost completely evacuate our residence halls and pivot to a remote learning environment. This pandemic year has been full of additional stressors, not the least of which are repeated instances or bigotry, hatred, and discrimination.

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January 27, 2021

Spring 2021 Welcome from Dean Johnson

I take heart in being part of a community that has shown so much resilience, strength, and faith in a better tomorrow, and I am grateful for the grace and flexibility you continue to afford Scripps staff and faculty. I know I speak for my colleagues across the College when I say we appreciate your understanding and patience during what has been a difficult time for us all.

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January 26, 2021

Spring 2021 Community Update

Consistent with local and state directives and our commitment to protect the health and safety of our campus community and neighbors, Scripps will continue to operate remotely for the spring semester.

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October 29, 2020

Upcoming Election

As we approach the end of what has been an arduous year for our community, it is critical to acknowledge the cumulative impact of simultaneous national crises—the COVID-19 pandemic, a faltering economy, and racial injustice and inequality—on our individual and collective health and well-being.

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October 20, 2020

Academic Calendar for the Undergraduate Colleges, Spring 2021

After careful deliberation and consultation, the Academic Deans Committee recommended—and the Presidents Council approved—four changes to the published Spring 2021 academic calendar for the undergraduate colleges of the consortium. We wish to recognize that our institutions and our faculties approached the Spring academic calendar with diverse viewpoints and concerns before reaching these decisions.

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October 5, 2020

Scripps Planning Update

As we near the midpoint of the fall semester, I am pleased to hear positive reports about the active learning and engagement underway in virtual classrooms and in student and community programs. I continue to be impressed and proud of the many ways faculty, students, and staff are strengthening relationships, acquiring new knowledge, and building community online.

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September 2, 2020

Fall 2020 Welcome from Dean Johnson

Welcome to Fall 2020. I hope the semester is off to a good start as you take on new academic challenges and continue to navigate the virtual Scripps experience.

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August 25, 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester

This fall marks the beginning of an academic year like no other in the College’s history. As we carve out new modes of teaching, learning, playing, and creating community, I hope we will be flexible and compassionate with one another as we face and overcome challenges and changes endemic to this time.

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July 29, 2020

Window into the Fall 2020 Student Life and Community

On July 28, staff members from different programs and student services hosted an online forum to provide Scripps students and families with information about virtual student life and community programs during the fall 2020 semester.

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