The COVID-19 emergency tested the fabric of Beacon and all American higher education as never before. I believe that we measured up remarkably well individually and as a community united. We now are called — even as we take the unsteady early steps to define and navigate a “new normal” — to fix our vision and courage on setting an uncompromised course. And so, this communication will address an ambitious future: Beacon’s, yours, and ours together.
This letter includes two important announcements: (1) a decision on the summer and fall calendars, and (2) the College’s efforts to enhance academics and our “high-touch” residential undergraduate community.