Weekly Recap – June 26

Week of June 22 COVID-19 Recap

Thank you to everyone for your patience as we work diligently to prepare for the future.

The COVID-19 website has been updated to reflect the planning that is taking place for the beginning of fall 2020 classes. You will find information around the planning process, general guidelines and protocols, as well as estimated timing for Roosevelt’s phased approach to the return to campus. Please keep in mind there are still many unknowns, and the information is subject to change given the current state of public health.

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Office of the Provost: Fall Classes Update

Dear Roosevelt Students,

As we begin what I hope will be a safe, healthy and productive summer, I wanted to express my gratitude for the amazing perseverance you have demonstrated during what continues to be one of the most challenging global events of our lifetime. These are difficult circumstances. The pursuit of higher education is never easy, and the stress of a global pandemic certainly adds to that challenge. Thank you for your drive and dedication in continuing your pursuit of your degree.

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Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan

Dear Members of the Roosevelt Community,

To begin, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently announced the lockdown of the Loop and certain surrounding areas, including our downtown campus, and set a citywide curfew. Yesterday, most of the downtown access restrictions have been lifted. The citywide curfew for all residents and visitors will remain in place, effective from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice. The Mayor placed both restrictions on May 30, 2020 due to the actions of rioters and looters in the midst of an important and peaceful protest over the loss of George Floyd and the many other Black men, women and children who have lost their lives to police violence in this country.

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COVID-19 Financial Impacts and Updates

Dear Roosevelt Community,

I want to thank you for your continued understanding, resilience, flexibility and determination during this unprecedented time. We have endured a pandemic that really, no one anticipated. You have persevered, and with our spring semester completed, we are now entering into the summer sessions and forecasting what the fall may look like for Roosevelt.

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President Malekzadeh’s End-of-Year Message to Faculty and Staff

Greetings Colleagues,

I hope you, your families and loved ones continue to stay safe and healthy.

March 10, 2020 marked a serious shift in the way we deliver on our commitment to providing the best educational experience for our students. We have also seen how lives across the world were, and continue to be, altered due to COVID-19; we could have never expected it to this degree. As I review the past year, including the past two months or so, I’m extremely thankful for and proud of the Roosevelt University community for everything we have accomplished, our positive outlook, and our selfless and ongoing devotion to our jobs and students.

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