Like most communities, Durango, Fort Lewis College, and the Four Corners region are facing unprecedented challenges. The articles below show a few examples of how our FLC community is responding. We are so proud of our students, faculty, staff, and community members.
With only one active case of COVID-19 currently in the campus population, FLC is one of few colleges across the country that's keeping the virus from spreading and disrupting in-person instruction.
Angel Benally (Political Science, '20) was an intern this summer with the FirstNet program of AT&T, which is working to address the digital divide across Tribal Nations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
KOB-TV visited campus during move-in week and caught up with students and employees at check-in where every resident was screened for symptoms and tested for COVID-19.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education featured Professional Advocate and Case Manager Kate Suazo and her team for their exemplary work in supporting students through the coronavirus pandemic this spring.
In an op-ed for The Durango Herald, President Stritikus reflects on the decision to return to campus for in-person instruction.
More than 1,400 residents and hundreds of FLC employees were tested for COVID-19 during move-in week. Free testing is available for FLC community members for the remainder of the semester.
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing spoke with Assistant Professor of Public Health Tapati Dutta about her career in public health and the importance of her role in education during a pandemic.
Associate Professor of Sociology Benjamin Waddell reflected on the devastating impacts COVID-19 has had on immigrant families, who are living through a global pandemic with limited access to basic necessities.
For Indigenous students, the struggles of campus closure and online learning are exacerbated by a severe digital divide. At FLC — where four in 10 students are Native American or Alaska Native — Lee Bitsóí, director of the Diversity Collaborative, led administrators, faculty, and staff in creating personal connections to meet individual technology needs.
President Tom Stritikus voluntarily took a 20% pay reduction, leading the way as FLC looks to lower costs amid state budget shortfalls resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.