News from President Wiewel
Welcome back! We approach every fall with a dose of nervous excitement, but this year even more so.
Last week, Associate Professor of History and Department Chair Maureen Healy was shot in the head by a “less lethal” round fired by a law enforcement officer.
The surprise proposed action announced earlier this week from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would force international students to leave the United States if the colleges they attend are providing exclusively online or remote instruction. We vigorously oppose the new policy.
We wish to share our current plans for the fall semester: We expect to be holding in-person classes this fall.
The current unrest and uprising in our country, as well as our own backyard, has revealed with greater clarity than ever the divisions of race that continue to harm us. We are compelled to offer a statement to our community that recognizes this moment and calls on us to work together in support of a collective response.
We need your help to ensure the Lewis & Clark community remains healthy. Our Fall 2020 Reopening plan is designed to safeguard all of us. To succeed, everyone in the community–faculty, staff, and students–must act responsibly and follow rules and guidelines on healthy behaviors.
Our perception of time is elastic. When I note that more than 125 days have passed since we de-densified the campus and moved to online education, I have a sense of both, “That’s all?” and “Wow, that was fast!”
We are incredibly eager to welcome you back to campus! To that end, we are working diligently to put a plan in place that will keep our community safe during on-campus, in-person instruction this fall.
In response to a message we sent about the murder of George Floyd, I received many replies. Some were appreciative, others were critical…
On May 7 and 8, due to COVID-19, the Board of Trustees held its first-ever virtual meeting via Zoom.