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A Message of Gratitude to our Campus Community

March 20, 2020

We are a special university—an inclusive, student-focused institution where the American dream is launched. We are succeeding in our mission despite the pandemic. We are truly demonstrating what it means to be leaders and best. 

Dear Students and Colleagues,

The global health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus has created a great deal of uncertainty and stress in our lives, affecting everyone connected to our UM-Dearborn community. 

The situation changes every day. In addition to concerns about our health and the health of family members, we are faced with financial uncertainty, the closure of schools and disruptions to regular routines—both in personal and professional lives. This has been made especially challenging because we are also being asked to practice social distancing, which keeps us physically away from friends and family members we often lean on or who rely on us. 

Although this situation is difficult, we will meet this challenge by continuing to care for and support each other as best we can.  

We are a special university—an inclusive, student-focused institution where the American dream is launched. We are succeeding in our mission despite the pandemic. We are truly demonstrating what it means to be leaders and best. 

The impressive response to the stressful and difficult circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the strength of our community. The virus has turned our personal and professional lives upside down, especially as the rising number of cases and those being evaluated include members of our own campus community, friends and loved ones. Your perseverance has been inspiring and I am fortunate and grateful for your adaptability and excellent work. 

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to this exceptional place and to all who work and study on our campus. 

Be healthy, be safe, be gentle & kind, and stay Forever Dearborn Strong!

Domenico Grasso
Chancellor

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