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President Edwards video to campus community: ‘The lack of physical connection does not mean you can’t connect to each other’

Photo by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian

Photo by Soham Parikh | The Wright State Guardian


An email was released from Wright State University President Dr. Sue Edwards’ desk on Monday, March 20.

The email served as a check-in from administration during the questionable time that students have been navigating upon switching to an online format and handling the developing news of a pandemic.

Dr. Edwards encourages students to remain strong in this time of need, attaching a video of herself addressing the student body.

The video reiterates parts of the email, diving further by addressing seniors on a personal level.

“Your strength in character will prevail and you will excel in your future,” she said.

Edwards thanked faculty as well, pointing out that interaction with students is critical, especially through a time like this.

“The lack of physical connection does not mean you can’t connect to each other,” she said.

She doesn’t fail to mention staff members’ efforts to continue working from home as well. Edwards continues to be a source of positivity by quoting John Adams: “Every problem is an opportunity in disguise.”

She signs off by wishing safety to the students, as well as one last thank you.

“Please stay safe and I do hope I get to see you very soon,” she said, ending the video. “Thank you.”