Category Archives: COVID-19

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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Fall 2021 semester

Although the pandemic is not over, we are delighted to see COVID-19 cases continue to fall across New Mexico and in Doña Ana County. This, coupled with an increase in vaccine distributions in our community and around the country, gives us hope that the coronavirus may soon be at a level where we can begin…
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Registration + Vaccination = Progress Toward Normal

One year ago, we were beginning to learn about the novel coronavirus. As we watched it rip through China and Europe, the coronavirus was already quietly circulating in this country. Little was known about the virus, but its genome had been newly sequenced, and with that knowledge, the race to create a vaccine began. Today,…
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