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An Update on COVID-19 Test Results - 09/25/2010

With seven weeks since students first arrived on campus, I wanted to share an update on our COVID-19 mitigation efforts. This week, our testing returned 3 positives and 623 negatives. As you know, we also had 10 positive test results last week, which puts our positivity rate for the semester at 0.38%. 

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An Update on COVID-19 Test Results - 09/18/2020

As we close an eventful week on campus, I want to share our COVID-19 test results and our plans going forward. As you know, four students tested positive on Tuesday, Sept. 15; since then, four students tested positive on Wednesday, Sept. 16; one on Thursday, Sept. 17; and one on Friday, Sept. 18...

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Message from President Favazza - 09/15/2020

We have pledged to share developments regarding our COVID-19 testing and health protocols throughout the semester. In this spirit, I share with you that we had four positive test results today...

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Student Move-In is Completed - 08/17/2020

Over a 10-day phased move-in period concluding Sunday, Aug. 16, 1,823 residential and commuter students returned to the Saint Anselm College campus...

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Alumni Visitation Announcement - 08/13/2020

As you know, our students are returning to the Hilltop this week. Our decision to reopen was based on considerable preparation and investment in resources to ensure our community remains safe, and we are excited for the reimagined semester that is beginning with the first day of classes Aug. 19...

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A Message from President Favazza - 08/06/2020

After months of preparation, the moment has arrived: Students begin returning this weekend. It would be an understatement to say we are excited for the reopening of campus, and I am sure every member of our Anselmian community is eager to begin the semester...

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Opening and Returning to the Hilltop - 07/27/2020

The time draws near for your return to the Hilltop, either in person or remotely, and we are filled with anticipation!  First, I must commend you on your patience and perseverance as you rapidly adjusted to and navigated the past spring semester -- and succeeded...

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President Favazza Shares Reopening Progress Update - 07/20/2020

With three weeks remaining before the first students arrive on campus, the Hilltop is buzzing with activity! We appreciate the feedback and support from our entire Anselmian family as we finalize preparations for a fall semester that will be unlike any other...

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Athletics Update from President Favazza - 07/16/2020

This afternoon, Director of Athletics Daron Montgomery shared with our student-athletes, coaches and staff that the Northeast-10 will delay fall sports competition until the spring semester. The Council of Presidents of the NE10 voted this afternoon to suspend all competition and championships through December 31 due to the continuing uncertainty of the coronavirus...

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Important Update from President Favazza - 07/10/2020

A few weeks ago I announced that the College was planning to open this fall and that classes would begin on August 19.  We continue to be committed to this plan and faculty and staff are working incredibly hard to make this happen.  While we face logistical challenges, the Hilltop is our home and this is where we belong...

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A Message from Dr. Favazza - 06/29/2020

We are excited to resume on-campus classes August 19. Today we would like to share some of the progress our “Return to the Hilltop” team has made as we eagerly await the homecoming of our students, faculty and staff.

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Return to Work Protocols and Information - 06/29/2020

Now that the State of New Hampshire’s Stay-at-Home Order has been lifted, we can all begin to think about our return to work on campus.  While there are still many questions about what work will look like for all of us over the next few months, and not all of us will be together on campus for some time to come, I write to provide some guidelines for returning, and to answer questions I have received about how work will be modified over the next few months. 

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College Announces Plans for Fall 2020 - 06/09/2020

Saint Anselm College President Joseph A. Favazza, Ph.D., announces that on-campus classes will resume on Aug. 19 with an adjusted academic calendar for the fall semester.

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A Message from Jim Flanagan P'23, Senior Vice President, College Advancement - 04/16/2020

Saint Anselm College is known for its traditions. Christmas feast, class banners, and nights in the pub -- just to name a few. Reunion is my favorite tradition, the weekend calls alumni home to see old friends and make new memories...

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Health Services Support is Available - 04/07/2020

As you are adjusting to remote learning, I wanted to remind you that Health Services is committed to supporting our students’ mental health and are happy to provide guidance for medical care and accommodations...

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Message from President Favazza - 04/06/2020

There have been few moments in the College’s 131-year history as challenging as the one we face today. The decisions we make not only affect the remainder of this school year, but they will shape the Hilltop for many years to come...

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Message from Jim Flanagan P'23, Senior Vice President, College Advancement - 04/02/2020

I hope this email finds you and your family healthy and well during these unprecedented times. As the parent of a Saint Anselm freshman, my heart aches for our students and in particular, the Class of 2020...

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Commencement Update from Dr. Favazza - 03/31/2020

From the beginning of this global health crisis, our priority has been to act in the best interest of the health and well-being of the Anselmian community. This has led to several difficult decisions including the one we share with you today...

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A Message from Dr. Favazza - 03/30/2020

The decision to close campus and move all classes to remote learning is something we hardly could have imagined, and certainly never wanted to make. Yet, you responded with grace and a determined spirit...

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A Letter to Alumni from President Favazza - 03/26/2020

Anselmians are helpers. Guided by our Benedictine values, our community has a proud history of putting others ahead of themselves. You see this reflected in the vocations and service activities of all Saint Anselm graduates...

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A Letter from Dr. Favazza - 03/25/2020

On Monday, we embarked on a new chapter for the College, as we moved to the “new normal” of a quiet campus but a very active remote-learning environment. On the first day alone, 178 virtual classes were held, with 1,700 participants...

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Message from Dr. Favazza - 03/20/2020

As we continue to adjust to the disruption in our daily lives caused by COVID-19, we wanted to share a few updates from the Hilltop. For all of us, it has been a dizzying pace of change, and we are responding to the new conditions on what seems like an hourly basis...

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Update from the Office of International Programs - 03/20/2020

As of March 20th, 17 of the 20 Saint Anselm students studying abroad for the Spring 2020 semester have returned home. The remaining 3 will be returning to the U.S. by March 24th. All of these students are receiving direct information from their host institutions regarding completion of the semester through online modalities...

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A Message to Alumni from President Favazza - 03/16/2020

Surely you remember moments in history that transpired during your time on the Hilltop. Perhaps you were here when President Kennedy was elected in 1960, or when the Persian Gulf War ground battle started during Spring Break in 1991...

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Nursing Student Update - 03/15/2020

We have been made aware that some hospitals are ending preceptorships and clinical programming as they restrict access to their facilities due to COVID-19. In light of this new information, we have decided to send our nursing majors home to begin remote instruction on March 23...

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From the Office of the President Regarding COVID-19 - 03/14/2020

As we continue to navigate uncharted waters with COVID-19, I wanted to provide an update on the status here at Saint Anselm and how we see things developing over the next few days and weeks...

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Bookstore Hours Update - 03/14/2020

Due to a number of inquiries today we have decided to open the Bookstore Sunday, March 15th - 9 AM - 12 PM. The Bookstore is open today, Saturday, March 14th, 11am - 4pm...

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Health Services Update - 03/13/2020

Health Services is open Saturday from 12-4 as well as our usual hours during the week. We are available for phone support 24/7. Just call (603) 641-7000 and ask for Maura or the Counselor-on- Call, and they will return your call...

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Important Notice About the Coronavirus from Dr. Favazza - 03/13/2020

Today the senior leadership team made the very difficult decision to close the campus and move all classes to remote instruction. To be clear, there have been no incidences of COVID-19 (coronavirus) at Saint Anselm and confirmed cases in New Hampshire remain low...

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Saint Anselm Abbey Responds to the Coronavirus - 03/13/2020

With the coronavirus now spreading through the United States, we are taking steps to help prevent the spread of the disease. We are relying on directives from the Diocese of Manchester and the Saint Anselm College Pandemic Preparedness and Response Task Force to shape our response...

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Coronavirus Preparedness Update - 03/12/2020

We continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and consider best practices to keep our campus safe. At this time, there have been no cases of coronavirus at Saint Anselm College and only six known cases in New Hampshire...

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NE10 Spring Sports Update - 03/12/2020

The Northeast-10 Conference announced on Thursday that on a league-wide basis, effective Friday, Mar. 13, NE10 spring sports competitions will be suspended until Monday, Apr. 13...

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Health Services Update - 03/12/2020

So far, Health Services has not seen any high risk cases of flu-like illness that has warranted testing for COVID-19.  We are still seeing cases of Influenza and are asking those students to return home to self-isolate until they are 24 hours fever-free...

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Coronavirus Preparedness Update - 03/11/2020

We wish to address rumors on campus that the college will be closing this week due to COVID-19. Simply stated, this is untrue. As the coronavirus spreads, we are making contingency plans to ensure the safety of our campus, which clearly is our top priority, but every effort is being made to finish the semester on schedule in May...

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Coronavirus Preparedness Update - 03/10/2020

As we communicated last week, the global outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is a rapidly changing situation, which requires close monitoring and coordination of action. The Saint Anselm Pandemic Preparedness and Response Task Force is assessing the evolving conditions and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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Message from the President on COVID-19 - 03/05/2020

In light of growing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) worldwide, I am appointing a Pandemic Preparedness and Response Task Force.  The Task Force, representing many areas of the College, is charged with developing the College’s preparedness response plan...

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Campus Coronavirus Information - 03/05/2020

Saint Anselm College continues to monitor the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As you return to campus after Spring Break, we want to update you on the college’s response plan to the coronavirus. We ask that you read the following message with care...

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A Message from President Favazza - 03/05/2020

As students return to campus after spring break, we want to provide an update on the college’s response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). A Pandemic Response Team has been assembled and is in regular communication with state and federal authorities and will continue to stay updated on this evolving health-risk situation...

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Study Abroad Update Regarding the Coronavirus - 02/28/2020

As we close out a busy week before Spring Break, we wish to share a general update on measures we are taking regarding events pertaining to the coronavirus as your sons and daughters are studying abroad around the globe...

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Pre-Spring Break Safety Updates - 02/28/2020

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak and concerns about travel to certain parts of the globe, we ask those traveling over the break to carefully read the following message...

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Message from the President - 02/27/2020

With a growing number of novel coronavirus cases in northern Italy, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our study-abroad program in Orvieto for this semester, cancel a planned class trip to Rome that was scheduled to depart on Friday, and strongly recommend the return of our three students who are studying this semester in Florence...

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Spring Break Safety Announcement - 02/24/2020

As of today, most of the international travel warnings are for Level 1, the usual precautions with no restriction, except to China and Venezuela (avoid non-essential travel) and South Korea, Japan (enhanced precautions).  We will continue to monitor as the week progresses...

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