Category Archives: COVID-19

Moving back into classrooms, labs and studios – Helping Students Succeed

It seems difficult to believe, but just five weeks from today students will begin to move into our residence halls. Five days after that, classes for the fall 2021 semester will begin. These students will look like other entering classes, but their experience over the past 16 months ensures that they will be far different…
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Planning for Fall 2021

DATE: May 7, 2021 TO: NMSU-Las Cruces Faculty and Staff FROM: Dan E. Arvizu, Chancellor              John Floros, President   SUBJECT: Planning for Fall 2021 Congratulations, everyone, on another successful academic year. Looking ahead to the Fall 2021 semester, we are asking our entire campus community to apply all we have learned this year…
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Returning to campus: A planned approach

In this week’s town hall on transitioning back to campus, we were fortunate to visit with over a dozen Aggies who shared their thinking about the future. We have a unique opportunity: between now and August, we can use the tools we developed over the past year to create a better university, with more engaging…
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Looking back, into the future

In a year of perpetual changes, it is time to start planning for the transition that will return Aggies to workspaces at New Mexico State University. In a memo from March 10, 2021, I reaffirmed NMSU’s commitment to in-person learning, and that the “plan for NMSU’s main campus for fall 2021 semester is to provide…
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Signs of promise for a brighter future

One year ago, everything changed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 205 new cases of COVID-19 on March 12 in the United States. It was the calm before the storm: Within a month, and as states locked down, new cases peaked at well over 20,000 a day, and by December, we were recording…
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