2020 Year In Review
The global pandemic of 2020 couldn’t keep Susquehanna from finding ways to carry on our most beloved traditions — they just looked a little different than in years past. See how we welcomed the Class of 2024 on Move-In Day; how we brought the campus to our alumni for Homecoming with virtual tours of the university, the Center for Environmental Eduation and Research and the Lore Degenstein Gallery; how we still served up the Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixin's; and how we continued to shine our light at the Christmas Candlelight Service.
What We Are Called To Do
This past summer, Susquehannans united in the fight for racial equity and social justice. President Green issued a call to action for Susquehanna University to become an actively anti-racist community and established the CenSUs: Everyone Counts task force. Students organized a peaceful protest in Selinsgrove, and the university joined other liberal arts colleges as an inaugural member of the National Racial Equity Alliance to make a collective impact in higher education.
A Global Promise
Susquehanna kicked off 2020 with the business school’s promise of guaranteeing international internships — just weeks prior to international travel restrictions put in place due to COVID. We innovated and made good on that promise — and even developed a course to support students participating in remote internships with companies headquartered in business hubs like Hong Kong, London and Oceania. The students’ experiences in international business will put them ahead when applying for jobs, as will the invaluable time management and interpersonal relationships skills they also developed.
In the latest cover story of Currents magazine, Susquehanna faculty, staff and students shared stories of persistence that emerged during a semester interrupted by a coronavirus that impacted the globe.
In the first few months of 2020, one River Hawks team captured a conference championship. Other stories of team and individual wins off the field rounded out the year.