Saturday (January 29) Classes Transitioned to Remote
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late this evening through tomorrow and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes tomorrow, Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held on-line or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for tomorrow has been moved to Sunday.
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. All schedule modifications can also be found on MyCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. this evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
Criminal Justice Major Welcomes Immigrants and Refugees to New Haven Community
Daniella Nutile '20 volunteered with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven this summer, helping to ensure that families new to the area felt welcome and had a good start to their new life in the United States.
August 21, 2019
By Daniella Nutile '20
I interned at Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven for the summer as part of the University's President Public Service Fellowship. I worked with refugees and immigrants from other countries who have just entered the United States.
I have worked very closely with our clients as we helped them apply for benefits and social security during their first days here. We then helped them learn how to use public transportation to get to important places, such as the IRIS office, the grocery store, the laundromat, and the bank. We took them to Goodwill if they needed anything, and we helped them get the appropriate clothes for the season, since many come to the United States with nothing.
"This is one of the most rewarding experiences I could ever have, and I am happy to be able to help these people integrate themselves into the community."Daniella Nutile '20
Throughout my internship, I have come in contact with refugees who have come to this country looking for a better life because of persecution and war in their own countries.
Every family I have met is different. Some people can speak and understand English, while others do not know any of the language. This can sometimes be difficult, and I try my hardest to communicate without having to resort to Google Translate, but sometimes I need it for more complex instructions and explanations.
I have also met some great citizens of New Haven who have taken an interest IRIS because they see us interacting with refugees and immigrants. Some of them have thanked us for the work that we do. My work is extremely rewarding because we are often the first people who immigrants and refugees come into contact with after they leave the airport in New York. We help set the tone for how they expect to be treated by other Americans.
After only a short time, I have seen drastic improvements and changes in the families I have met. This is one of the most rewarding experiences I could ever have, and I am happy to be able to help these people integrate themselves into the community.