Update regarding COVID-19
Note from the Chair:
The Department of History urges all members of its community—our students, faculty and staff—to be safe and stay safe during this unprecedented time. We are now under a State Executive Order to stay in our homes, but we are all still working toward our common goal of delivering a high-quality history education together. Our faculty worked extremely hard over the Spring Break to be ready for the process of distance learning. On March 24, 2020 they began with this new format.
Considering the difficulties that lie ahead, I would encourage everyone (students, faculty, and staff) to practice empathy and compassion toward each other. If you are a student experiencing financial difficulties, we encourage you to call the Office of the Dean of Students and inquire about its Student Emergency Fund (509) 335-5757 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also some need-based funding available from the provost’s office here: https://provost.wsu.edu/ccg/. We also encourage you to stay in touch with your classmates and your professors–make sure you communicate with your professors. This is of utmost importance.
And for everyone: let’s continue to use social media to stay in touch with each other and to tell our stories, as we develop new ways of working and new ways of learning. Academics are consecrated storytellers, and we need to tap into that particular skill set right now to document this new reality as it unfolds.
Stay safe and be well,
Matthew A. Sutton
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