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President's Blog

The University President, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, periodically posts blogs and email messages to the University community and the public about important University relations, developments, and updates.

Read his most recent blogs below and subscribe to receive all updates.

President's Blog

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    University Confirms COVID-19 Case

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:45pm

    Dear students, faculty and staff members,

    Today, we learned that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the University’s first confirmed case of the virus.

    Let me begin by asking all of you to join me in offering thoughts and best wishes to the affected student as they recover.

    This student does not live on campus, nor were they a student resident this semester. The student did not exhibit symptoms while on campus, which current understanding suggests reduces the likelihood of transmission.

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    Prepared to Meet This Moment

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 03/13/2020 - 1:18pm

    Dear students, faculty and staff members,

    As you know, the University has made the decision to begin remote course delivery on Wednesday, March 18.

    We are able to move to alternative delivery methods because we have in place a comprehensive plan and the technological infrastructure to ensure continuity of instruction. By offering courses through Moodle and other means, we’re attempting to minimize large gatherings and reduce the time students and faculty spend in close proximity to each other.

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    COVID-19 Update

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 03/06/2020 - 8:31am

    Dear students, faculty and staff members,

    Earlier this week, a team of University personnel met to discuss COVID-19, or coronavirus, and to outline how UL Lafayette would respond should it affect our community.

    It’s important to note that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana.

    Nevertheless, because the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remains the paramount concern of the University, preparation for any eventuality is key.

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