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Good day everyone. My name is Father Jim

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Greenfield,

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I am the president here at DeSales

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University, and i'm delighted to be

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joined by another

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president. This is Joe Fremont, he is a

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senior here

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in an accounting and finance major, and

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he's also the Executive President

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of the Student Government Association. So

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the two of us are here to

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kind of share with you some thoughts

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that we have as we prepare to return to

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campus

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for the spring semester, 2021,

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and i'd like to underscore that I'm

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sharing this message with all of our

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students,

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and their parents, and their families,

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because we're all in this together. So

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i have five points that I like to share,

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and Joe and I discussed these beforehand,

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and

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the first of the points is the

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excitement that we have

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to welcome everyone back. February 1st

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begins this semester, and May 12th,

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Wednesday, is the last day of classes.

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That's 15 weeks of living and learning

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and recreating and

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praying and socializing. All those things

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we're going to do during those 15 weeks,

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and of course the culmination, Joseph iIm

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sure you're happy about this,

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is may 22nd and 23rd, our graduation

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commencement weekend. We know we're going

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to do something that weekend, we're not

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sure

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how we're doing it, we just have to see

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how this virus plays out.

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As we know this is one thing we can't

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control, so stay tuned for that.

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The second of the five points—we want to

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celebrate everything that went well

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during last semester.

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We were able to remain on campus, we had

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a few issues there at the end, there were

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some parties that were not

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sanctioned and some folks didn't follow

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some of the Salesian Solidarity

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guidelines, but

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for the most part we were incredibly

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successful,

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and i want to thank all of our students

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for that. It took a lot of energy and a

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lot of work,

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and i'm really proud of all of you. The

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third point—

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what do we learn from last semester? And

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this is what I wanted to make sure we

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remember, the Salesian Solidarity Pledge,

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that we want to take this seriously. The

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other day Dr. Jerry Joyce,

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the executive vice president here at the

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university, issued

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an email to all students and faculty.

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It was called a Return to Campus Guide for

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2021.

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And there's plenty of guidelines

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to remind us

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what we need to do and be about during

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this next semester.

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But, I just want to remind everyone that

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there's going to be testing.

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So to come back to campus, whether you're

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a resident or commuter,

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we're going to ask for you to test

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negative. We're going to do

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some surveillance testing, 10 of our

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population each week.

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So we're very excited that we can offer

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that, but we also want to remind everyone

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about the visitation policy and

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social gathering policies, that if you

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don't comply with them,

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we're going to be very serious about

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asking you

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to go home. Because non-compliance this

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year with our Salesian Solidarity Pledge

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is going to result in that. Last

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semester we were still learning about

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how to enforce it,

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and we thought that as we come back

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to campus this semester,

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we need to put more teeth into that

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pledge. So

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again I want to make sure that everyone

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knows how respectful I am

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of you and your commitment, but if you

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can't comply,

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we're going to ask that you go home to

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keep yourself safe,

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and keep everyone else safe. The fourth

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point is a reminder

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that mask wearing is so essential,

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hand washing, self monitoring ,and social

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distance.

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That's the thing that we want to

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continue to reinforce for everyone. So

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we're going to ask you to engage in

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those behaviors.

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And the fifth point—there's light at the

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end of the tunnel. As we know, if we

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comply with the CDC,

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we're looking forward to the mass

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distribution of vaccines.

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Some of our faculty and staff are

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already getting them as we take this,

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and we're hoping to roll out some kind

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of policy working with one of our local

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health networks here.

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But there is light at the end of the

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tunnel, and again I

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can't wait to welcome everyone back for

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the 2021 semester.

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We're going to have a great time. Go

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bulldogs! I want to turn it over to the

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other president.

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It's our responsibility, as students, to

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make sure that DeSales is a healthy

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and safe place to be.

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So wear your masks, remain socially

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distant, and wash those hands.

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We can do this! Well everyone, as Joseph

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just reminded us,

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we got this bulldogs! And as we said last

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semester, and we're going to do this

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semester, our mantra is

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"we are ready for anything so bring it on."

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Looking forward to having a great

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semester.

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See you soon!

 

๐Ÿฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ:

  1. We’re excited to welcome everyone back for 15 weeks of living, learning, recreating, praying, and safely socializing.
  2. For the most part, we were incredibly successful last semester. We are so thankful for the energy and work it took to help us remain on campus.
  3. Please take the COVID-19 Guidelines and Salesian Solidarity Pledge very seriously. If you don't comply with our policies, we're going to be very serious about asking you to go home. This semester, we are requiring COVID-19 testing. For guidelines, policies, and protocols, visit desales.edu/covid-19
  4. It’s essential to wear a mask, wash your hands, self-monitor, and social distance. We will continue to reinforce and encourage social distancing behaviors for everyone.
  5. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel! As we comply with the CDC, we're looking forward to the mass distribution of vaccines. We can't wait to welcome everyone back for the 2021 semester. We're going to have a great time —go Bulldogs!

Learn more at desales.edu/covid-19

"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!" - ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜งv๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ

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