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100:00:00,399 --> 00:00:03,360Good day everyone. My name is Father Jim200:00:02,560 --> 00:00:05,200Greenfield,300:00:03,360 --> 00:00:07,279I am the president here at DeSales400:00:05,200 --> 00:00:08,160University, and i'm delighted to be500:00:07,279 --> 00:00:11,280joined by another600:00:08,160 --> 00:00:12,160president. This is Joe Fremont, he is a700:00:11,280 --> 00:00:14,480senior here800:00:12,160 --> 00:00:16,720in an accounting and finance major, and900:00:14,480 --> 00:00:18,800he's also the Executive President1000:00:16,720 --> 00:00:20,960of the Student Government Association. So1100:00:18,800 --> 00:00:22,480the two of us are here to1200:00:20,960 --> 00:00:24,960kind of share with you some thoughts1300:00:22,480 --> 00:00:25,840that we have as we prepare to return to1400:00:24,960 --> 00:00:29,359campus1500:00:25,840 --> 00:00:31,439for the spring semester, 2021,1600:00:29,359 --> 00:00:33,040and i'd like to underscore that I'm1700:00:31,439 --> 00:00:34,000sharing this message with all of our1800:00:33,040 --> 00:00:36,079students,1900:00:34,000 --> 00:00:38,559and their parents, and their families,2000:00:36,079 --> 00:00:40,719because we're all in this together. So2100:00:38,559 --> 00:00:43,200i have five points that I like to share,2200:00:40,719 --> 00:00:43,520and Joe and I discussed these beforehand,2300:00:43,200 --> 00:00:45,120and2400:00:43,520 --> 00:00:46,960the first of the points is the2500:00:45,120 --> 00:00:50,000excitement that we have2600:00:46,960 --> 00:00:52,079to welcome everyone back. February 1st2700:00:50,000 --> 00:00:53,920begins this semester, and May 12th,2800:00:52,079 --> 00:00:56,719Wednesday, is the last day of classes.2900:00:53,920 --> 00:00:58,320That's 15 weeks of living and learning3000:00:56,719 --> 00:01:00,559and recreating and3100:00:58,320 --> 00:01:02,640praying and socializing. All those things3200:01:00,559 --> 00:01:04,720we're going to do during those 15 weeks,3300:01:02,640 --> 00:01:06,159and of course the culmination, Joseph iIm3400:01:04,720 --> 00:01:09,760sure you're happy about this,3500:01:06,159 --> 00:01:11,920is may 22nd and 23rd, our graduation3600:01:09,760 --> 00:01:13,280commencement weekend. We know we're going3700:01:11,920 --> 00:01:13,600to do something that weekend, we're not3800:01:13,280 --> 00:01:15,680sure3900:01:13,600 --> 00:01:17,200how we're doing it, we just have to see4000:01:15,680 --> 00:01:19,439how this virus plays out.4100:01:17,200 --> 00:01:21,680As we know this is one thing we can't4200:01:19,439 --> 00:01:23,439control, so stay tuned for that.4300:01:21,680 --> 00:01:24,960The second of the five points—we want to4400:01:23,439 --> 00:01:26,159celebrate everything that went well4500:01:24,960 --> 00:01:28,640during last semester.4600:01:26,159 --> 00:01:30,320We were able to remain on campus, we had4700:01:28,640 --> 00:01:32,240a few issues there at the end, there were4800:01:30,320 --> 00:01:35,360some parties that were not4900:01:32,240 --> 00:01:36,560sanctioned and some folks didn't follow5000:01:35,360 --> 00:01:37,680some of the Salesian Solidarity5100:01:36,560 --> 00:01:40,240guidelines, but5200:01:37,680 --> 00:01:41,360for the most part we were incredibly5300:01:40,240 --> 00:01:43,280successful,5400:01:41,360 --> 00:01:45,360and i want to thank all of our students5500:01:43,280 --> 00:01:46,159for that. It took a lot of energy and a5600:01:45,360 --> 00:01:48,320lot of work,5700:01:46,159 --> 00:01:49,360and i'm really proud of all of you. The5800:01:48,320 --> 00:01:51,600third point—5900:01:49,360 --> 00:01:53,360what do we learn from last semester? And6000:01:51,600 --> 00:01:55,759this is what I wanted to make sure we6100:01:53,360 --> 00:01:58,240remember, the Salesian Solidarity Pledge,6200:01:55,759 --> 00:02:00,079that we want to take this seriously. The6300:01:58,240 --> 00:02:01,920other day Dr. Jerry Joyce,6400:02:00,079 --> 00:02:03,600the executive vice president here at the6500:02:01,920 --> 00:02:06,799university, issued6600:02:03,600 --> 00:02:09,119an email to all students and faculty.6700:02:06,799 --> 00:02:10,560It was called a Return to Campus Guide for6800:02:09,119 --> 00:02:12,6402021.6900:02:10,560 --> 00:02:14,400And there's plenty of guidelines7000:02:12,640 --> 00:02:16,480to remind us7100:02:14,400 --> 00:02:18,480what we need to do and be about during7200:02:16,480 --> 00:02:20,480this next semester.7300:02:18,480 --> 00:02:21,840But, I just want to remind everyone that7400:02:20,480 --> 00:02:23,760there's going to be testing.7500:02:21,840 --> 00:02:25,680So to come back to campus, whether you're7600:02:23,760 --> 00:02:27,200a resident or commuter,7700:02:25,680 --> 00:02:29,040we're going to ask for you to test7800:02:27,200 --> 00:02:31,440negative. We're going to do7900:02:29,040 --> 00:02:33,120some surveillance testing, 10 of our8000:02:31,440 --> 00:02:35,280population each week.8100:02:33,120 --> 00:02:37,280So we're very excited that we can offer8200:02:35,280 --> 00:02:39,920that, but we also want to remind everyone8300:02:37,280 --> 00:02:41,840about the visitation policy and8400:02:39,920 --> 00:02:43,760social gathering policies, that if you8500:02:41,840 --> 00:02:45,440don't comply with them,8600:02:43,760 --> 00:02:47,040we're going to be very serious about8700:02:45,440 --> 00:02:50,319asking you8800:02:47,040 --> 00:02:52,640to go home. Because non-compliance this8900:02:50,319 --> 00:02:55,200year with our Salesian Solidarity Pledge9000:02:52,640 --> 00:02:56,720is going to result in that. Last9100:02:55,200 --> 00:02:58,560semester we were still learning about9200:02:56,720 --> 00:03:01,200how to enforce it,9300:02:58,560 --> 00:03:03,040and we thought that as we come back9400:03:01,200 --> 00:03:05,200to campus this semester,9500:03:03,040 --> 00:03:06,319we need to put more teeth into that9600:03:05,200 --> 00:03:08,000pledge. So9700:03:06,319 --> 00:03:10,080again I want to make sure that everyone9800:03:08,000 --> 00:03:13,040knows how respectful I am9900:03:10,080 --> 00:03:14,400of you and your commitment, but if you10000:03:13,040 --> 00:03:16,879can't comply,10100:03:14,400 --> 00:03:18,159we're going to ask that you go home to10200:03:16,879 --> 00:03:20,239keep yourself safe,10300:03:18,159 --> 00:03:22,239and keep everyone else safe. The fourth10400:03:20,239 --> 00:03:25,280point is a reminder10500:03:22,239 --> 00:03:28,319that mask wearing is so essential,10600:03:25,280 --> 00:03:29,200hand washing, self monitoring ,and social10700:03:28,319 --> 00:03:30,400distance.10800:03:29,200 --> 00:03:33,120That's the thing that we want to10900:03:30,400 --> 00:03:34,720continue to reinforce for everyone. So11000:03:33,120 --> 00:03:36,000we're going to ask you to engage in11100:03:34,720 --> 00:03:38,319those behaviors.11200:03:36,000 --> 00:03:40,000And the fifth point—there's light at the11300:03:38,319 --> 00:03:41,840end of the tunnel. As we know, if we11400:03:40,000 --> 00:03:43,599comply with the CDC,11500:03:41,840 --> 00:03:45,440we're looking forward to the mass11600:03:43,599 --> 00:03:46,959distribution of vaccines.11700:03:45,440 --> 00:03:49,360Some of our faculty and staff are11800:03:46,959 --> 00:03:50,959already getting them as we take this,11900:03:49,360 --> 00:03:52,720and we're hoping to roll out some kind12000:03:50,959 --> 00:03:54,080of policy working with one of our local12100:03:52,720 --> 00:03:55,439health networks here.12200:03:54,080 --> 00:03:57,120But there is light at the end of the12300:03:55,439 --> 00:03:59,040tunnel, and again I12400:03:57,120 --> 00:04:00,879can't wait to welcome everyone back for12500:03:59,040 --> 00:04:02,239the 2021 semester.12600:04:00,879 --> 00:04:04,159We're going to have a great time. Go12700:04:02,239 --> 00:04:05,360bulldogs! I want to turn it over to the12800:04:04,159 --> 00:04:06,879other president.12900:04:05,360 --> 00:04:08,239It's our responsibility, as students, to13000:04:06,879 --> 00:04:09,760make sure that DeSales is a healthy13100:04:08,239 --> 00:04:11,840and safe place to be.13200:04:09,760 --> 00:04:13,280So wear your masks, remain socially13300:04:11,840 --> 00:04:15,280distant, and wash those hands.13400:04:13,280 --> 00:04:16,799We can do this! Well everyone, as Joseph13500:04:15,280 --> 00:04:20,000just reminded us,13600:04:16,799 --> 00:04:21,359we got this bulldogs! And as we said last13700:04:20,000 --> 00:04:23,040semester, and we're going to do this13800:04:21,359 --> 00:04:25,919semester, our mantra is13900:04:23,040 --> 00:04:27,280"we are ready for anything so bring it on."14000:04:25,919 --> 00:04:28,000Looking forward to having a great14100:04:27,280 --> 00:04:43,600semester.14200:04:28,000 --> 00:04:45,680See you soon!
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"It's our responsibility as students to make sure that DeSales is a healthy and safe place to be, so wear your masks, remain socially distant, and wash those hands. We can do this!" - 𝘑𝘰𝘦 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵, 𝘌𝘹𝘦𝘤𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧v𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘎𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘈𝘴𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯