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Greetings Grenadier community. I am taking a break from my campus emails to speak to you about the global developments affecting IU Southeast.
It is an understatement to say that these are trying times. The world as we know it hit “pause” two weeks ago and it is normal to feel stress and anxiety over the uncertainty we all face. However, we will ALL get through this together as one IU. I am proud of IU Southeast’s community’s quick and positive response to this situation.
I encourage you to keep in contact with your friends, virtually; I understand a number of our campus organizations are meeting on Skype, Zoom or Facebook Live. Check out your favorite club’s social media channels for information. Be sure to update us on how you’re doing using @IUSoutheast on Instagram and Twitter and tag Indiana University Southeast on Facebook, we’d love to see your posts.
To our students, you will get through this. Your professors will be in contact before the end of spring break and we will continue with classes, just in a different modality. While you may not meet face-to-face with your professor or advisor, they are all available through Canvas, email or by phone. Please reach out. We are here to help you with any issue or concern. In addition, do not forget to REGISTER for your summer or fall classes beginning this week. We want to welcome you back on campus when it is safe to do so. We miss you when you are not here.
To our faculty and staff, it is really inspiring to see everyone rise to this occasion. I know you are working hard to make the coming weeks of our semester fulfilling to our students, to continue to provide IU’s world-class education. Please, keep up the good work.
While the vast majority of you will be taking your classes online, at home, our campus is still open to our students, faculty and staff, however we will be closing our academic buildings at 6:00 p.m. each evening, effective immediately. Please check our campus updates website at least once a day for the latest updates on building hours and news related to the IU Southeast campus. You can find a link to our page on the i-u-s dot e-d-u homepage.
Grenadiers, by our very definition, are fighters. We will persevere. We will come back stronger than ever. We will be better, together as one IU. Thank you.
March 16, 2020
Last night, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced additional measures affecting all campuses of Indiana University, including IU Southeast. These new policies are instituted with only the health and well-being of you, our students, faculty and staff, in mind.
First, spring break will be extended another week, from March 14 to March 29. This additional time will allow our faculty to prepare to teach the remainder of the semester through remote teaching methods. Great progress has been made this past week, and I am confident that our faculty will continue to rise to the occasion, serving the needs of our students in providing a world-class education, even during this tumultuous time.
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