Despite a turbulent year, the University of Redlands community came together with resilience, innovation, and genuine care to meet our most challenging moments. Here, we take time to remember a year unlike any other.
Just a few of the highlights of 2020 are listed below.
Bulldogs celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. week.
U of R faculty and students participated in a virtual performance, “The Longest Time—Quarantine Edition”; it has more than 2.6 million views on YouTube, and Billy Joel applauded the pandemic parody of his song via email.
U of R donated 10,000 pounds of food to the Family Service Association of Redlands.
A partnership between U of R and Loma Linda University provided a homeless walk-in medical clinic on the Redlands campus.
The College celebrated its 2020 graduates in innovative new ways.
San Francisco Theological Seminary celebrated graduates at a virtual commencement.
U of R’s Employee Emergency Fund was launched to provide employees with financial support for urgent, unanticipated needs.
U of R recommitted to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, led by Christopher Jones Jr., the University's first-ever senior diversity and inclusion officer.
The U of R partnered with Esri to give away 14,000 trees in the Inland Empire and Los Angeles regions.
The School of Business promoted its new master’s degree in business analytics, which would launch in the fall.
College students worked to increase voter registration efforts and engagement with Bulldog Vote.
Homecoming 2020 became known as Homestaying, with more than 750 alumni joining 30 online events.
Giving Week 2020 raised more than $284,600 for students in immediate need during the COVID-19 pandemic and other priorities.
San Bernardino County opened a COVID-19 testing site on the Redlands campus, thanks to a collaboration with U of R.
The 73-year-old tradition of the Feast of Lights transformed into a gorgeous virtual presentation.
If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s that regardless of our beliefs or where we are in the world, Bulldogs are here for each other. We hope to see you all healthy, happy, and safe in 2021.
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