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Union in the News: Faculty Responses to COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

Here are a few recent articles and webinars from our Faculty as they seek to help us reshape our thinking and adapt to our current situation of social distancing and isolation. Four guidelines for improvising pastoral leadership through a pandemic By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care How will ministers

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COVID-19 March 21 Update: Emergency Student Fund

Saturday, March 21, 2020

This has been a challenging and anxious season for everyone—in our community, across our nation and around the world. Yet through it all there are glimpses of grace, especially in the support, care and concern that you so faithfully and tenderly show toward our Union community. I would like to thank those of you who

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COVID-19 March 17 Update: Message Recap

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I hope you are all hanging in there. This past week has been extremely stressful and has required a great deal from every sector of the Union Community. As you know, we have taken aggressive steps to help ensure that we minimize exposure to COVID-19, and at every turn, you have responded with graciousness and

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COVID-19 March 15 Update: Dorm Housing

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dear Union Community, I am writing to you this morning with a sense of urgency and out of deep compassion and concern for every member of our community. I have very important updates on the health risks of COVID-19 and Union’s response to it. Two important changes occurred since my last note, both of which

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COVID-19 MAR 10 Update: Classes will be online through 4/13

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, I have been working with our team to respond to the challenges it presents. At this time, we do not have any confirmed cases or quarantines in our Union community. It is important, however, that we do all we can to try to maintain the health and

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COVID-19 MAR 9 Update: Online Classes Wednesday to Friday

Monday, March 9, 2020

In light of the rapidly changing environment regarding COVID-19, we ask for your patience as we make adjustments to classes and campus life.    As was noted in yesterday’s post, classes today and tomorrow have been suspended. Our plan for Wednesday through Friday is to have classes online. Faculty will be contacting students with information

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COVID-19 MAR 8 Update: Classes Cancelled Monday and Tuesday (3/9 | 3/10)

Sunday, March 8, 2020

We are actively monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and have been in close contact with Columbia Preparedness. Late this evening we received notice from Columbia University that a member of Columbia’s community has been quarantined as a result of exposure to the Coronavirus, but at this point, they do not have a confirmed case. Columbia

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COVID-19 MAR 5 Update: Notes from Columbia’s Office of Preparedness

Thursday, March 5, 2020

We continue to monitor information and expert recommendations regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and work closely with Columbia’s Office of Preparedness. With Spring Recess upon us, we thought it important to remind you, that anyone- whether they travel over the break or not- who feels ill or believes they may have been in

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COVID-19 FEB 27 UPDATE: Community Information

Thursday, February 27, 2020

We continue to monitor information and expert recommendations regarding the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  This message includes information shared by Columbia University.  Their latest update can be found at https://preparedness.columbia.edu/. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea, among other places. Currently, there are no known cases in the New York

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