IU launches new series of virtual town halls for university community

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A series of webinars are planned for the IU community. Photo by James Brosher, Indiana University

A new series of webinars and town halls designed for Indiana University faculty, staff and students launched June 12, with a faculty-focused Zoom webinar co-hosted by IU Bloomington Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel and the Bloomington Faculty Council.

"Public Safety, Race and Racial Inequity Town Hall" took place Tuesday afternoon. A video of that Q&A and panel discussion with education, equity and public safety leaders will be available later on the Healthy IU website.

Topical sessions continue this week with the following Zoom sessions (registration required):

Risk Mitigation: Testing, Tracing, Isolation and Resurgence Planning

Noon June 17
How will testing and contact tracing work on our campuses? How will mask-wearing be enforced, and by whom? How do we protect ourselves from those members of our community who aren't using masks when they are off campus? Will we institute temperature checks as students enter the classroom, and will thermometers be provided to faculty, staff and students? Three of IU's health sciences leaders will answer questions, moderated by Chuck Carney, IU director of media relations. Register for the "Risk Mitigation" Zoom session on the event page.

Keeping IU Healthy: Facility Preparations and Precautions

11 a.m. June 18
Join special guest Thomas A. Morrison, IU's vice president for capital planning and facilities, to learn how IU is keeping university facilities safe for staff, faculty and students. Moderated by Chuck Carney, IU director of media relations. Register for the "Keeping IU Healthy" Zoom session on the event page.

Future topics will include human resources issues for staff and faculty, and campus life issues for students and families, when more details about fall semester are finalized.