A letter from the chair

Covid snuck up on us early this calendar year and after the initial disorientation and a fast pivot to online, we spent a remarkable and unsettling spring glued to our screens, whether teaching or—in our "free" time—scrolling through new kinds of numbers (positivity, incidence, prevalence), trying to divine some more general meaning for what was happening. As I write this, I'm trying to remember and differentiate the welter of things that underwent a sea-change during the pandemic summer. 

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