This weekend, a record number of May UNL graduates earned their Husker degrees. A year ago, none of us knew what would come in the 2020-21 academic year – and few of us would have likely predicted that level of success.
Today’s guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has brought some measure of justice for a horrible crime. Yet, it does not erase the trauma and pain felt by communities of color and the frustration felt by many of us at the injustice done. For too many and for too long, calls for justice have gone unanswered while race-based violence and systemic racism continues.
In support of our efforts to protect our UNL community against the threat of COVID-19, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) will be hosting a vaccination clinic on City Campus on Tuesday, April 20.
We have been working closely with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) on opportunities for our students to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Today, a portal has been opened for a Vaccine Registry for all UNL students who wish to be vaccinated.
As the arrival of some much-needed warm weather helps us shake off the winter, it is wonderful to see students enjoying themselves outside on campus. There is a bit of spring in all of our steps and an anticipation of the rest of the year. Which has started to bring to life questions about what the Fall 2021 semester will be like at UNL.
As we move forward in our efforts to keep our UNL community safe in close partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), we are making a COVID vaccination registry available for UNL employees living or working in Lancaster County.
We are well more than halfway through our second round of saliva-based re-entry testing for those who will be on campus this semester, and I wanted to provide an update to you on where we are and our next steps on testing.
Welcome back! To those of you who will be on campus, it will be so good to see you. To those joining us remotely this semester, you are a vibrant part of our community and we look forward to connecting.