In August, Pilots returned to The Bluff for the first mostly-normal semester since Fall 2019. There was a freshman orientation and, for the first time ever, a sophomore one too.
After years of planning, the Ethnic Studies program launched with Dr. Amy Abugo Ongiri at its head.
UP Campus Program Board hosted their first dance since February 2020. The theme was “Into the Jungle.”
Tom Arndorfer, the Chair of the Board of Regents, anticipates that UP’s next president will be named in April. AGB Search was chosen by UP’s presidential search committee as the executive recruitment consultants to manage the search. They are currently “Organizing the Search,” the first of six phases.
There were 56 COVID-19 cases reported this semester and 96.7 percent – 4,135 out of 4,276 – of the community are vaccinated, as of Dec. 8.
Next semester, more than 95% of classes will be in-person, an increase from 82% this semester.
The Beacon wishes you safe travels and a healthy and happy winter break. We look forward to seeing you back on campus in January.
William Seekamp is the News and Managing Editor of The Beacon. He can be reached at Seekamp22@up.edu.