Latest COVID-19 Information

Category: Dean’s Blog

Guidance for Thanksgiving

The following note was sent to all students on November 6, 2020 in the afternoon. Friends, As the last Thursday in November – some call the day Friendsgiving, others Thanksgiving – approaches we’ve put together important COVID compliance information. Please take a moment to work through this checklist: Stay Here or There and Prepare to […]

A note from Dean Elmore – November 4, 2020

The following was sent to students on the afternoon of November 4, 2020. Today, to a Beloved Community, We’ve all worked hard to build the social cohesion and spirit of community needed to deal with the coronavirus. We’ve paused to listen and reflect about racial justice in this society. We continue to have painful and […]

The Election.

By the time you get this, I have gotten back from voting or I am still on a line. There is a lot of waiting and conversation to go. Today, televisions, at various indoor locations, around campus will be available for your casual watching. In any case where we may exceed indoor room capacity, please […]

COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement

The following was sent to all students by Dean Elmore on Monday, November 2, 2020. We have had a good start to the semester, and overall, the prevalence of the virus on our campus continues to be well below what public health authorities are reporting for the city, state, and many areas across the country. […]

Keep Yourself Safe this Halloween

Dean Elmore sent out the following note to all students on October 28, 2020. Dear Friends, Each of us, sometimes, struggle with aspects of Halloween – a kind of love and hate relationship. And, now that we are in the middle of this pandemic, we’ve got more to worry about. This year we are asking […]

A note from Dean Elmore about the election

I Love Myself When I Am Laughing And Then Again When I Am Looking Mean & Impressive Book title by Zora Neale Hurston During the last six months, I have dealt with heartbreaks, fears, fury, and exhaustion. In the last six months I have also neglected to celebrate and do what comes traditional to me […]

A note from Dean Elmore: September 25, 2020

President Brown and Dean Elmore combined for a letter to the University community on Friday, September 25, 2020. The topic of this letter is how to safely engage in any demonstrations in the coming weeks. Dean Elmore also had additional thoughts on the topic, which can be found below. —– I have been in a […]

Raise Your Voice and Stay Healthy

The following was sent out by Dean Elmore to all students on the evening of September 15, 2020. — The timbre of the times has many of us reflecting, talking, and acting (hopefully with each other). We are discussing elections; arguing about campus life, national and global political climates; and, being publicly and collectively active […]

COVID-19 Violations and Repercussions

The following was sent to all BU students on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. To All Boston University Students: I appreciate your cooperation, thus far, with daily attestations, regular testing, social distancing, and wearing a face covering. All of your efforts, however, to protect yourself and your household could be compromised if you choose to attend […]