COVID Conversations

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Conversations

Archive of meeting materials and recordings.

Meetings of students and staff in 2021 to discuss Covid-19 response.


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Below are recordings and other materials from Student Life Conversation sessions in 2021.

FALL '21 ARCHIVE:

September 17: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zdq4b8pikrrljb1/AACm7SHV_iAg3Zy3-LzGGWpla?dl=0​
  1. Welcome & Overview of Meeting – Suzy Nelson
    • Recording presentation, will not record discussion
  2. Checking in & Student Support Resources – Suzy Nelson
  3. Covid Updates & Compliance – Suzanne Blake, Shawn Ferullo, & Judy Robinson
  4. Isolation & Pivot Planning – Suzy Nelson, David Friedrich, & Mark Hayes
  5. Discussion & Student Questions
    • Why do we need to attest? We are getting locked out of our classes/lectures
    • Why aren’t there more access points?
August 27: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5g8o6gwp27xksus/AACSDiuEFAhQ15lGOc-OoucWa?dl=0​
  1. Welcome & Overview of Meeting – Suzy Nelson
    • Policy letter will be coming
  2. Risk Budget Analysis – Peko Hosoi & Suzy Nelson
    • Discussion: Trade-offs, ways to mitigate risk, ways to promote compliance
  3. Preview of Tim Tickets & Contact Tracing – Ian Waitz & Olu Brown
    • Tim Tickets – Olu Brown
    • Event Management & Registration – Judy Robinson

Guests: Suzanne Blake, Olu Brown, Shawn Ferullo, Peko Hosoi, Kate Trimble, Ian Waitz

  1. Welcome & Instriction of Chancellor Nobles – Suzy Nelson 
  2. Tabletop Exercise: Managing More Positive Cases - Suzanne Blake

July 28:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/opt44js64ejrlq9/AABssGygegSO4kfIcwJILUnma?dl=0

  1. Fall Planning Update – Suzy Nelson, Ian Waitz, Cecilia Stuopis 
    • Covid Protocols: indoor face-coverings, vaccines, testing, attesting
    • Student Arrival
    • Housing
    • Events, Guests, and Policies
    • Food and Dining
    • DAPER
    • Policy Updates
  2. Discussion

SPRING '21 ARCHIVE:

May 14: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gs2p7t2cqnf15ik/AAAFlDAIGrUgVNSWRVxcGxeEa?dl=0 

  1. Dashboard & MIT Now Updates – Suzanne Blake, Shawn Ferullo, Ian Waitz
    • Vaccination Status Report Reminder
    • Vaccine Requirements (especially for International Students)
  2. Conversations
    • Fall Plan
      • DAPER – Anthony Grant
      • Events & Student Activities – Gus Burkett
      • Big decisions that still need to be made – Suzy Nelson
    • Student Questions

April 30: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/d5xgiymq6xqksn7/AAD7DPlyG8OsvvL7TwEZDBn3a?dl=0

  1. Dashboard & MIT Now Updates – Suzanne Blake, Shawn Ferullo, Ian Waitz
  2. Conversations:
    • Update on DAPER policies – Anthony Grant
    • Preview of Fall Plan – Suzy Nelson, Anthony Grant, David Friedrich, Judy Robinson, Mark Hayes
      • Housing – David Friedrich
      • FSILGs – Fall planning and how to get involved with your chapter opening – Judy Robinson
      • Dining – Summer Operations – Mark Hayes
  3. Student Questions

April 23: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/p30jm37aawz464l/AACThJfake3N-E8F_HLz80xca?dl=0 

  1. Dashboard & MIT Now Updates – Suzanne Blake, Shawn Ferullo, & Ian Waitz
  2. Conversations
    • W20 Dining Updates – Mark Hayes
    • Commencement & DLC-sponsored in-person events – Gayle Gallagher & Ted Johnson
    • Student Questions – Suzy Nelson

April 9: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/q3ilgbjzb3sftzv/AADkfIOyCQbZGa3NA2WbU7H8a?dl=0 

  1. Welcome & Overview of Agenda – Suzy Nelson (5 mins)
    • Bulletin in chat (Summer access, housing, FSILGs, travel, effective June 1)
    • Use of space, Grad guests, outdoor spaces – Judy Robinson & David Friedrich
  2. Dashboard & MIT Now Updates – Suzanne Blake & Shawn Ferullo (10 mins)
  3. Dining Meal Plan Preview – Mark Hayes (10 mins)
  4. Responding to student concerns about stress, SHARP, & Student Survey – David Randall & UA
  5. Discussion

March 26: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a77t7u8hwhlj48o/AADhx-Ke1M-kvo494tNdbYL7a?dl=0

  1. Dashboard & MIT Now Updates – Suzanne Blake, Shawn Ferullo & Ian Waitz
  2. Conversations:
    • DormCon Kitchen Proposal – Sarah Edwards
    • Summer Policy Recommendations: Institute Travel & UG Campus Access – Kate Trimble
    • Student Questions

March 12: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/injwjk8xu1ijm13/AACQ1Gwbxixn2_pFgUvg1BM-a?dl=0 

  1. Dashboard: Testing, Cases, Support, Compliance – Suzanne Blake, Shawn Ferullo, Kate McCarthy, Tessa McLain & Topher Nelson
  2. Discussion:
    • Vaccine Planning Team Update – Ian Waitz
    • Rules for In-House Gyms & Common Spaces in the Houses – David Friedrich
  3. Updates: Student involvement in planning Welcome Week (eg. First Year Orientation & REX) – Judy Robinson & David Friedrich