November 24th, 2020
Dear CWE Community,
As we have seen spikes in Coronavirus cases surging in our country and around the world, new restrictions are being put into place, including lock-downs in certain areas. It can be difficult to maintain our positivity and our focus in the face of this news, but we now have the advantage of having been through this before, and knowing that we can succeed as long as we do so cooperatively and as a community. There are additional reasons to be hopeful. Last week as well as this week we also received news about promising vaccines and additional therapeutics. It does feel like we can see light at the end of the tunnel. In addition, the newly elected government is moving ahead as it should in the democratic process.
This week kicks off the holiday season so I would like to wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving and would like to ask you to please follow the CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others.
I know how hard each of you continues to work while navigating the many challenges we are facing. My appreciation of your commitment is unwavering. Thank you and please remember to reach out for help if you need it. Many resources are available to you, and I encourage you to connect with me or our HR office if you need additional assistance. Again, hoping you will have a peaceful, safe, and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Juan Carlos Mercado, Ph.D.
Dean Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE
The City College of New York/The City University of New York
25 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Ph. 212-925-6625, ext. 246