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My fellow Terrapins

President Pines shares priority initiatives on July 1, 2020, the first day of his presidency.

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It is our people and our community that makes Maryland special. I am honored that as president I will have the chance to share experiences, build relationships and earn new opportunities with each and every one of the people I serve.

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Nearly All Undergraduate Courses to Immediately Go Online
University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines and Health Center Interim Director Dr. Sacared Bodison sent the following email to the campus community today: We write to you today amidst an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases in the state of Maryland and here in Prince George’s County. Yesterday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced a 53% increase in hospitalizations and a 52% increase in cases per 100,000 residents, clear indications that we are entering what he termed a coronavirus "danger zone." We encourage you to read his full executive order.
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With Biden Named President-Elect, Pines Thanks UMD Community for Participation, Patience
University President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to campus today: Earlier today, Joseph Biden was announced as the 46th president of the United States. Though legal challenges remain, this announcement marks a path forward in the American presidency.
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Fall Courses to Go Online After Thanksgiving Break
University President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community this afternoon: Beginning with the very first signs of COVID-19 last spring, the University of Maryland has been focused on the health and safety of our community. Toward that end, slowing the spread of the virus within our campus and our surrounding communities has been and continues to be a major priority and has guided our decision-making.
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