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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 5) - Husky Pawket Guide

    June 2, 2021

    Hi Huskies, As we wrap up an academic year like no other and look forward to a return to campus for autumn quarter, I want to acknowledge the milestone that is upon us. During a year that often felt marked by turmoil, unpredictability, sacrifice, and anxiety, I and my colleagues in the Division of Student…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 4) - Husky Pawket Guide

    May 19, 2021

    Hi Huskies, We’ve recently seen big changes in public health guidance, most notably a meaningful easing of restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated. UW’s face covering policy is still in effect for now, however, these developments reinforce the efficacy of the COVID vaccines and signal substantive progress against the virus. Bottom line: many pre-pandemic…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 3) - Husky Pawket Guide

    May 5, 2021

    Dear Huskies, We are on track for a return to an in-person campus experience in the fall. Important to note: UW students will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning for autumn quarter. Meanwhile, please remember – even with vaccines helping to turn the tide in the pandemic, our victories against COVID are…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 2) - Husky Pawket Guide

    April 21, 2021

    Dear Huskies, Yesterday’s conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd marks a single, but important step forward in a journey of a thousand miles. Creating a more just and accountable society will not be achieved by a single event, but must begin somewhere. Events like this trial and…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 1) - Husky Pawket Guide

    April 6, 2021

    Hi Huskies, Welcome to spring! I hope you had an enjoyable break and that your quarter is off to a great start. More good news on the fight against COVID-19 – Governor Inslee announced that on April 15, everyone over the age of 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please plan to get…

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  • Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 5) - Husky Pawket Guide

    March 10, 2021

    Hi Huskies, The end of another quarter of remote learning is nearly upon us, and there is meaningful hope on the horizon. Continued progress on vaccine production and distribution is encouraging, and as the weather begins to warm, we can look forward to more opportunities to safely socialize outdoors. And still, it’s as important as…

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  • Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 4) - Husky Pawket Guide

    February 24, 2021

    Hi Huskies, This week marked a profoundly heartbreaking milestone of 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S. The enormity of this tragedy is staggering, and as challenging as that number is to sit with, much less try to visualize, I believe it’s important that we take a moment to do just that. The last…

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  • Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 3) - Husky Pawket Guide

    February 9, 2021

    Hi Huskies, Some indicators are hinting at progress in the fight against COVID-19. However, as we've seen, victories in the COVID context are incremental, hard-fought, and can easily be undone, particularly as the virus evolves. Thank you all for continuing to do your part by masking up and being smart about your safety and that…

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  • Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 2) - Husky Pawket Guide

    January 27, 2021

    Hi Huskies, The inauguration is now behind us, and with it, a season of heightened political temperatures has hopefully begun to subside. It is my hope that across our communities locally and nationally, what has been a sharp focus on what makes us different can give way to a focus on what we have in…

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  • Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 1) - Husky Pawket Guide

    January 12, 2021

    Hi Huskies, I hope you had a happy and rejuvenating break and that you are again finding your rhythm in this new quarter. 2021 has gotten off to a turbulent start, between alarming political turmoil and surging COVID-19 cases. But, there is meaningful hope on the horizon. Vaccines are being administered around the world. This…

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