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Software Engineering took something that is an annoyance for most of Penn State – resetting a forgotten access account password – and found a way to minimize that pain.

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Pre-pandemic, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) was on track to see about 5,000 students this year.

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During the week of March 23, instructors flagged more than 11,000 student concerns in response to a survey conducted in Starfish regarding the recent shift to remote instruction.

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When Thomas Crow began working toward his doctorate in clinical psychology, he was skeptical that certain aspects of therapy could be successfully implemented in a telehealth environment.

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Every year, tens of thousands of people come into contact with Penn State Extension for support and education through programs, visits to county offices, phone calls, emails, and online sessions.

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Sophomore Emily Treesh-Colon was home with her family in New Jersey when she learned Penn State was moving to remote learning and she wouldn't be going back to University Park to finish spring semester.

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Taking laptops home and connecting to personal Wi-Fi was all it took for many across the University to be able to work remotely. It took more for those who work with secure data or need their office line as their point of contact with the outside world.

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Recently completed migrations to Office 365 and away from the virtual desktop environment, in conjunction with several years of ongoing IT modernization efforts, helped many people working in research administration quickly transition to offsite work. 

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Don Welch, interim vice president for information technology and CIO, shared both his and University leadership's appreciation for how staff has transitioned to remote work and enabled it across Penn State during a virtual University IT Town Hall on April 21.

It could have been chaos. When the University announced all classes would take place remotely after spring break, faculty had only a few days to prepare.

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