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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

COVID-19 Communications

An End of Semester Message

As I reflect on what has surely been the most unusual semester of my career, I am immensely proud of our students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and friends for everything we have accomplished together. The way so many members of our community have stepped up as we have navigated the challenges and changing landscape before us these last few weeks has been truly remarkable. [READ FULL POST]

Update on Efforts to Address COVID-19 Related Financial Impacts

Several weeks ago, we convened a special Board of Trustees meeting to discuss the emerging financial impacts of COVID-19 on UNC. In that meeting, we projected to finish out this fiscal year with a revenue loss of $4.5M and the potential for far greater losses next year. [READ FULL POST]

Planning for the Fall Semester and Temporary Building Access for Faculty

May 1, 2020: We hope you have read yesterday’s message about UNC’s plans to re-open in the fall. As we have started to map out the logistical considerations involved with returning in the fall, we have been increasingly optimistic that we will be able to do so in a way that helps to preserve the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to work with state and local officials, including public health authorities, and will remain in compliance with all official orders and guidelines. [READ FULL POST]

Planning for Our Return in the Fall Semester

April 30, 2020: As the spring semester winds down and we prepare for a continuation of online instruction over the summer, our focus has naturally turned toward planning for the fall. I want to take a moment to share what information I can with you now so our students and their families, as well as our staff and faculty, can begin taking appropriate steps to prepare. [READ FULL POST]

Safer at Home Update

April 28, 2020: During Safer at Home, some businesses will begin opening with precautions in place and some private offices will open with at least 50% of employees continuing to work from home. Colorado residents will still be encouraged to continue staying at home as much as possible. It is becoming clear that the sacrifices so many have made are having tangible effects on flattening the curve. [READ FULL POST]

A Message from President Andy Feinstein: Cuts Made to Executive Pay as Trustees Receive Preliminary Budget Outlook

April 22, 2020: This morning, the Board of Trustees convened for a public presentation and discussion about the projected financial impact of COVID-19 on UNC’s FY 20 and FY 21 budgets, as well as various measures that are being considered to address projected shortfalls in the months ahead. [READ FULL POST]