In the months since a global health threat began to alter lives around the world, FIU has demonstrated its ability to quickly and efficiently mobilize people and resources for the common good. The university has embraced its status as a solutions center for the region and beyond to answer the call of an unprecedented moment.

During the second week of March, FIU successfully transitioned nearly 5,000 courses to a fully remote platform to continue the education of students. As they and faculty adjusted to the new normal—bolstered by comprehensive support that has addressed, among other things, mental health concerns associated with fear and stress—the university family has moved forward in compassionate and innovative ways. It immediately sought to reinforce the financial wellbeing of its students, many of whom lost jobs. And it has relied on its strength as a national research institution committed to the community in which it resides to attack problems and lead collaborative efforts backed by expertise.

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