Ask a Dean Category: Health and Wellness

Can graduate students teach from out of state if able? Also, if we are teaching remotely in Ithaca without going to campus, is weekly testing necessary?

Dear Deans, I am unsure about a few of Cornell’s COVID-19 policies involving graduate students during the upcoming school year: If graduate students are able to teach remotely (out of state), are we able to do so? If graduate students are able to teach remotely while remaining in Ithaca, and agree not to go on…

How will Cornell set clear research reactivation priorities?

Dear Deans, I am a Cornell Ph.D. student and I think that many other Ph.D. students probably share my thinking. Upon being cleared by NYS to reopen Cornell for research in certain fields, the entire university has been busy working out plans. I would like to thank all those putting their effort in designing protocols…

Can you consider posting the following mental health resource?

Dear Grad School Deans, The following might be a useful service if someone is feeling stressed/lonely. You could consider including it in the weekly announcements. Good alternate resource if people can’t get an appointment with Cornell Counseling. I used it yesterday and it was helpful. (There are enough disclaimers before the start of the call…

Is Cornell considering taking actions to offer support to our local community and mitigate the burden on our health care system?

Dear Dean, Is Cornell considering taking any of the actions recommended by President Monaco of Tufts to offer support to our local community and mitigate the growing burden our health care system faces due to the coronavirus? For example, now with vacant dormitories, we could: donate supplies to the local hospitals, identify residential units on…