Photo by Cary Edmondson
As the sun sets on 2020 — a year that has brought about so much change — a photo like this one helps us pause to reflect on the beauty of our campus and the opportunity that awaits. As the intellectual and cultural center of campus, the Henry Madden Library has welcomed more than 12 million people through its doors in the past decade. That came to a halt midway through the spring 2020 semester when library access was limited to mostly virtual resources because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the fall semester began with 81 in-person courses being held on campus that could not be effectively taught in a virtual setting. While the California State University system announced that its 23 campuses will remain mostly virtual in spring 2021, the hope is the number of students, faculty and staff being welcomed back to campus will continue to grow in the months ahead.