Sending heartfelt gratitude
November 25, 2020
This message was sent to faculty and staff at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Dear Wolf Pack Family,
I hope this note finds you and yours safe and healthy. During this season, which is traditionally a time to give thanks, I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your work, compassion and sacrifice throughout the fall semester.
There are moments in an institution’s history that are pivotal, when the challenges are formidable and the road ahead can be difficult. I can say without equivocation that your daily work and your dedication to the duty at hand have been simply remarkable -- a reminder of why it is our people, and the value of their spirit, that lifts and unites our University every day. Even knowing this, there is no denying that we are facing major challenges that continue to threaten the health and livelihood of our friends, families and neighbors. But the fact that our University continues to meet these demands – often with the help of our colleagues, co-workers and students – is perhaps the finest personification of the promise, the hope, and the grace, of our University. This is our finest moment.
As a brief reminder, following Fall Break on Nov. 30, the University will be delivering instruction remotely through the end of the fall semester. And, beginning on Nov. 30 and continuing through Jan. 24 while the student body is away, the heat will be reduced in many University buildings, and other service reductions will be implemented. The University Reduced Buildings Operation Plan has an up-to-date list of buildings that are included in this effort.
Thank you again for all that you’ve done so far this academic year. Your collective effort makes our entire University proud. We have the opportunity to control our own destiny, and not let destiny control us.