August 24, 2021—The Harvard T.H. Chan Faculty of Public Well being neighborhood welcomed new college students on August 23, kicking off every week of each in-person and digital actions. Orientation consists of alternatives for college students to study their tutorial packages, interact with school, and meet their friends.
In her welcome deal with, Dean Michelle Williams referred to as the brand new college students “a category like no different.” She famous that they have been chosen from a document variety of candidates, however what actually units them aside, she mentioned, is that “by becoming a member of our neighborhood, you’ve chosen to run towards a number of the biggest threats we face in as we speak’s world.” It’s straightforward to get overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, local weather change, and the opposite crises going through the world, she mentioned. “However it hasn’t deterred you. As an alternative, it’s motivated you. And that’s what makes your class actually outstanding.”
Williams suggested college students to get to know their friends, problem themselves to hunt out various views, and to by no means lose sight of the necessity to care for themselves and their family members. And earlier than conceiving of options to the world’s issues, she suggested following the phrases of Toni Morrison and taking the time to “dream the world because it must be.”
On Monday, college students additionally participated in a stay closing digital session of the Foundations of Public Well being course. College students had labored by further recorded modules of the favored course, taught by Sue Goldie, Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Well being, previous to orientation.
Persevering with college students who began their packages final yr when courses have been distant will likely be welcomed to campus on Friday.
Photographs: Kent Dayton