From the Dean's Desk - April 17, 2020

Dear GT Computing Colleagues,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

I hope that many of you were able to attend one of President Cabrera’s virtual town halls earlier this week. I think it is valuable for all of us to hear from Institute leadership, especially on questions where answers will be coming at the Institute level.

If you did miss the town halls, it’s not too late. We’re living in the future now, so they have been recorded and put online at the Institute’s Monitoring Coronavirus website. I suspect you will get a lot out of watching at least one of them to get yourself up to date on the Institute’s latest thinking.

I also want to make sure that staff across the College have a chance to learn about our own planning, and to share their concerns. To that end, I have begun to plan our own staff-focused town hall. I will share more information once it is planned and scheduled.

On a final Friday note, I have heard from some of you that you are interested in helping out students who are in an especially difficult position. There are lots of ways to do so, including through the normal Roll Call giving to the Institute (where funds are being redirected to students in need through June 30). An alternative is Klemis Kitchen, the student food pantry. Instructions on how to do so through are available here.

In any case, please take care of yourselves. Enjoy the weekend.



Charles L. Isbell, Jr.

John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean

College of Computing

Georgia Tech

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Today’s URLs:

Georgia Tech Monitoring Coronavirus:

How to donate to Klemis Kitchen: