Texas A&M Responds: COVID-19 News Site

MICHAEL K. YOUNG
PRESIDENT

April 1, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, Families and the Aggie Network,

In recent weeks, our news feeds have been dominated by stories about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Behind the scenes at Texas A&M, many other stories are unfolding.

These are the stories of hope and healing, of triumph over tragedy, of great compassion and selfless service. They are stories of faculty and staff who have risen to the occasion, of scholars and researchers creating innovations - sometimes by the hour - to meet emerging needs, of students who serve, of leading experts providing essential advice, of Aggies going above and beyond the call of duty.

Today we launch a new site, Texas A&M Responds: COVID-19, created to house these exceptional stories in one place, to include some featured globally. Many more stories will be added here.

You'll see accounts of nurses graduating early to put their lives on the line so that they might save the lives of others. You'll read about engineers who've designed a method for making protective masks, a mobile clinic transformed from a converted shipping container by creative students, as well as trusted advice about how to keep your loved ones safe and secure.

From innovation to virtual engagement, from the economy to our society, from animals and agriculture to government and health, this informative site gives a glimpse of the extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge and experience that Texas A&M brings to bear during this global pandemic.

Texas A&M is a public university. We're also a major force for the public good. As you read these stories, I hope you'll take heart in the efforts made by our students, faculty and staff, as well as the comfort in knowing that Aggies always step forward to serve in times of great need.

Sincerely,

Michael K. Young
President