Summer 2021

A Perfect Storm of Goodness
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A Perfect Storm of Goodness

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, WPI was prepared to mount a comprehensive response much earlier than many of its peers. Early on it had formed the Coronavirus Emergency Response Team, which skillfully guided the university through its most challenging year and a half, always guided by WPI’s North Star: putting the health and safety of the community first.

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A Steady Drumbeat of Information
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A Steady Drumbeat of Information

WPI takes on “TLDR” and other realities of communicating with a diverse community during a pandemic.

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All Hands on Deck
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All Hands on Deck

The membership of the Coronavirus Emergency Response Team changed from time to time as the team evolved through several phases reflecting the changing needs of the university.

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Answering the Call
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Answering the Call

When the COVID-19 pandemic created social needs, WPI faculty, staff, students, and alumni asked, “How can I help?”

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Bringing the Students Back
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Bringing the Students Back

When WPI decided to repopulate the campus in the fall of 2020 in the midst of a pandemic, there were a million details to attend to and no blueprint to follow.

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Budgeting for the Unknown
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Budgeting for the Unknown

In a year when no one could confidently project revenues or expenses, WPI budgeted conservatively and weathered a financial storm.

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