We write with significant updates about the month ahead of us, addressing travel, quarantine, and campus safety at a time of year when many traditionally visit loved ones.
This July, faculty and administrators participated in the Mini-Institute on Addressing Anti-Black Racism entitled, “Moving beyond Symbols and Performance: A Radical Reimagining of Antiracist Selves and Institutions.” Augustin Chaintreau, Associate Professor of Computer Science, was a participant in the summer pilot, and reflects on his experience.
In this time of heightened stress, students confront significant challenges. We offer suggestions, drawn from the insights of the University’s mental health working group, and highlight resources you can call on to support students.
Please join members of the President’s Advisory Task Force on COVID-19 for a virtual forum for faculty and employees.
As COVID-19 becomes more pervasive, we urge you to redouble efforts to help prevent the spread of the virus.
In response to rising COVID-19 rates in New York, Columbia has reduced the size of non-academic gatherings and initiated travel-related “departure” SARS-CoV-2 testing. The University has also appointed a vaccine task force.