Dean's Newsletters

Dean's Newsletter from Robert Alexander González

March 2, 2021

Dear friends,

As March has arrived, and spring is close at hand, the subject on everyone’s mind is whether life will return to normal this summer and fall. One thing is for sure: cautious optimism is the current normal.

We can’t predict the status of public health moving forward. But “if vaccination rates continue as projected and if the decline in COVID-19 cases also persists,” as UNM Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs James P. Holloway put it in a recent letter to the University community, “we should be able to offer a heavily face-to-face UNM experience in Fall 2021”—albeit with ongoing precautions. And, of course, we’ll be ready to switch to a different mode of instruction, if we must.

Cautious optimism with flexibility sits well with the world of architecture, landscape architecture, and planning. We embrace the dynamic and the responsive components of resiliency, and the SA+P is building a strong team of community supporters to help us plan the efficacious Fall 2021 re-entry that our faculty, staff and students so look forward to and deserve.

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