While Saint Anselm College has been deemed a “congregate living setting” to receive the vaccine, it looks like it will not be arriving on campus by March as had been originally projected.
In polls conducted 2 weeks ago by the SAC Student Response Task Force, 52% of students said they had a “negative” overall experience this semester, with 48% saying they were having a positive experience. The same poll was conducted on November 2nd, 2020 with 72% of respondents saying they had a “Positive” experience. That is a 24% swing in the opposite direction.
As cases rise in New Hampshire colleges and universities, Saint Anselm College finds itself included in the states’ numbers.
For the beginning of the fall semester, tours and visitors were not allowed on campus, but as the semester progressed, students planning to apply were allowed to visit with increased safety precautions from past years.
The administration has promised, above all else, improvements in communication and transparency for the spring semester.
With mounting pressure and little support from Republican members of Congress, Trump caved shortly after Christmas and signed the bill, granting emergency relief to those in most need.
The college’s COVID-19 policies have proven to be effective and quick when reacting to an outbreak. However, proactive efforts to prevent the coronavirus from making its way onto campus have not been as effective as the college desires.
Favazza used the forum as an opportunity to continue to project what he has attempted to do since the middle of last March: stay ready, stay calm.