(Email: January 14, 2021)
Hope you are well! I urge you to be understanding and flexible with students and colleagues over this week, as many have been “disconnected” as a result of the recent storms. Not only have people lot power and internet services, cell services are overwhelmed, slow, and spotty, computer work is limited by one’s battery power, and the historic solution of using a library/coffee shop/friend’s house are limited by COVID restrictions. This flexibility is true for faculty and staff without power, as well as students.