Mines COVID-19 Dashboard updated—The Mines COVID-19 dashboard was updated today, revealing 22 active cases on campus. Since August 17, Mines has had a total of 76 cases reported among students, faculty and staff working and studying on campus. Additional details are available here.
All classes and exams will be delivered remotely after Thanksgiving Break—In a message to campus this morning, Mines leadership updated the Mines community about the plans for the rest of the semester—particularly following Thanksgiving Break. While the Mines campus will be open after Thanksgiving Break, all classes and labs will be delivered remotely beginning Nov. 30. All exams will also be delivered remotely Dec. 11-12 and 14-16. Research activities will continue under current rules. All students living on campus will continue required COVID-19 testing, and those living off campus can be tested through Mines’ free on-campus testing program. Read the full message regarding Thanksgiving Break here.
Celebrate a fellow Oredigger (and maybe win an awesome T-shirt)—We keep hearing from professors who want to applaud their students’ mask wearing habits (and fabric choices); students thanking roommates and classmates for helping them stay safe and happy; and staff who couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of the Oredigger family. Join them in sharing your thanks. Not only will you feel the warm and fuzzies of a compliment well placed, but you may be one of the HUNDREDS of Orediggers to get a stylish, Oredigger Promise-appropriate Blaster T-shirt. (Traci, one is headed your way!) Take a second and say thanks.
Wi-Fi comes to Kafadar Commons—Last week, students studying on or near Kafadar Commons got a pleasant surprise: a new, strong Wi-Fi signal. Mines’ Information & Technology Solutions team finished their installation of a new wireless access point on Tuesday, bringing a strong signal to one of Mines’ most popular outdoor meeting and studying spaces. Although it was debuted with no fanfare, it was immediately popular. ITS reported they had 200 devices connect within 15 minutes of setting it up.