When this Pandemic Ends, Culture Will Never Be the Same

The novel coronavirus pandemic is one of the nation’s greatest challenges since World War II, a war that fractured a significant portion of the economy and forced society to rearrange itself to fight back. With COVID-19, we’ve nearly all been asked to quarantine ourselves and families. In the global spread of the coronavirus, we look to history for clues to understand what it means as a country to survive…

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Adjusting Expectations

Dear College of Arts & Letters Staff and Faculty, During this difficult time, we need to adjust our work expectations. That means, first and foremost, protecting our health, safety, and well-being, and that of our families and communities by working remotely and practicing social distancing. Secondly, we need to focus on providing the best possible student experience that we can under…

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College Update Regarding Remote Working

Dear Staff and Faculty, In responding to the evolving challenges of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the health and safety of our community is our College’s top priority. The Culture of Care we have been creating will guide us as we navigate through this difficult period. The recent announcement from Governor Whitmer to close all K-12 Michigan schools through April 5 will add a heavy…

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Support for Remote Teaching

Dear Colleagues: Thank you for all the work you are doing to ensure the safety of our community and the ongoing success of MSU students during this challenging time. The decision to move face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars, and classroom settings to remote instruction was made in the interest of public safety regarding the novel coronavirus. The safety of our…

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Michigan State University Selects New President

Dear College of Arts & Letters Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Friends, Today, the MSU Board of Trustees selected Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., as Michigan State’s 21st President. President-designee Stanley will officially begin his term as MSU’s President on Aug. 1, 2019. Dr. Stanley has served as President of Stony Brook University since 2009 and has nearly 15 years of…

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