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Jun 1, 2020
The following letter was sent to the campus community by President Huntington.
June 1, 2020
Since the abhorrent, brutal, and indefensible public murder of Mr. George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, we have witnessed peaceful protests and violent outbreaks in cities large and small across our country. I am sickened and saddened by seeing another restrained and defenseless black man killed by police officers who are supposed to serve and protect all citizens all the time.
Jun 1, 2020
Heidelberg University has been granted funding from the U.S. Department of Education under the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). These funds are designated to assist students who have experienced financial hardship brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. The university is currently in the process of dispersing the funds to students. Any Heidelberg student who filed the 2019-20 FAFSA is eligible to apply for grant money to assist with incurred expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic including:
May 19, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced us to cancel our traditional Commencement ceremony on Sunday, but we’re not about to let the accomplishments of the Class of ’20 go unrecognized. On Saturday, August 29, we are planning to hold an in-person Commencement to celebrate the class and officially welcome them into the Heidelberg alumni family.
By announcing the date now, students, their families, friends and special guests will have time to make plans to attend the celebration on campus.
May 19, 2020
Heidelberg University announced today that it plans to reopen its campus this fall. Like colleges and universities around the country, Heidelberg was closed in mid-March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and students finished their spring semester classes online.
The decision to reopen came after thoughtful and careful planning, and communication with and guidance from local, state and national authorities.
May 18, 2020
Yesterday, the Heidelberg University Class of 2020 should have had their procession down Greenfield Street to Hoernemann Stadium for their graduation ceremony. Families would have celebrated as their loved ones’ names were called in alphabetical order. But this was a different year. COVID-19 guaranteed that.