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Return to Campus Discussion Series

About the Discussions

To help you navigate Northwestern’s Return to Campus, the University has presented a series of online discussions that touched on key topics such as important health and safety policies, academics, facility changes, residence halls and dining, testing and contact tracing and other subjects. The recordings of those sections can be found below.

Watch Past Discussions

Past discussions for the Summer 2021 series are posted below. See earlier discussions from the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Faculty/Staff Discussion

Date and time: Wednesday, Aug. 25, Noon-1 p.m.

Topics: Health, safety and the campus experience

Questions: Submit questions below through Aug. 18.

Host:

  • Kathleen Hagerty, Provost and Professor

Panelists:

  • Jaci Casazza, Assistant Provost for University Records and University Registrar
  • Jeremy Schenk, Associate Vice President for Operations and Services with Student Affairs
  • Luke Figora, Vice President for Operations
  • Richard T D’Aquila, MD, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Sumit Dhar, Associate Provost for Faculty

Facilitator:

  • Bob Holmgren, Faculty Senate President

 

Students and Families Discussion

Date and time: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 7-8 p.m.

Topics: Health, safety and the campus experience

Questions: Submit questions below through Aug. 17.

Host:

  • Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, Vice President for Student Affairs

Panelists:

  • Brent Turner, Executive Director of Campus Life
  • Carlos Gonzalez, Executive Director of Residential Services
  • Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson, Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Chief of Staff
  • Renee Cherubin, Executive Director of COVID and Operations
  • Michael G. Ison, MD, Professor, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation, Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Miriam Sherin, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Facilitator:

  • Mona Dugo, Assistant Vice President for Wellness and Dean of Students

 

Students and Families Discussion

Date and time: Monday, Aug. 16, Noon-1 p.m.

Topics: Class registration and the classroom experience

Questions: Submit questions below through Aug. 9.

Host and facilitator:

  • Jaci Casazza, Assistant Provost for University Records and University Registrar

Panelists:

  • Jim Stachowiak, Director of Assistive Technology and Assistant Director, AccessibleNU
  • Kelly Mayo, Dean of The Graduate School
  • Miriam Sherin, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Taya Carothers, Assistant Director, Office of International Student and Scholar Services

View the presentation slides

 

Faculty/Staff Discussion

Date and time: Wednesday, July 21

Topics: Health and safety

Host:

  • Kathleen Hagerty, Provost and Professor

Panelists:

  • Luke Figora, Vice President for Operations
  • Priya Harjani, Interim Vice President for Human Resources
  • Richard T. D’Aquila, MD, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Michael G. Ison, MD, Professor, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation, Feinberg School of Medicine

Facilitator:

  • Nate Daigle, NUSAC Chair