Message From the Chancellor (COVID-19 April 17, 2020 5:47 p.m.)

Here comes the sun

Dear Texas Woman’s Community,

I hope this message finds you well as the workweek comes to a close.

We may have scattered showers in the weather forecast for each of our campus localities today. But, as national, state, and local leaders announce strategies to reopen, the Beatles' 1969 Abbey Road track “Here Comes the Sun” comes to mind—thanks to a quarantine, group-sing video sent by one of my Instagram followers.

Also, the “True Colors” of Texas Woman’s "shining through” are indeed beautiful. Thank you for sharing your courage and strength with our #campuswithaheart

Technology has taken us a long way from Abbey Road. Back then, we could not “flatten the curve” with physical distancing while maintaining our educational goals through the online migration mid-semester, learning new stay-at-home exercise routines on YouTube, or staying connected via social media and video conferencing apps. Modern technology has also allowed the human spirit to shine through in a 6,000-person-couch-choir tribute to the healthcare workers on the front lines.

Couch Choir weaves videos collected from 6,000 strangers in 45 countries of strangers singing David Bowie’s “Heroes” as a tribute to nursing and healthcare workers.

We may see a glimmer of a reopened world in the weeks to come; however, the flexible- and agile-thinking we have practiced over the last few weeks will need to continue into the “new normal” that we build together.

With a pioneering spirit,

Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.
Chancellor and President

P.S. For the latest information, check out the TWU COVID-19 webpage.

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