Covid-19 had the US and Oklahoma tightly in it’s grip. The semester ended with online instruction and I was very sad that the graduating Seniors in my Animal Behavior class would not be able to experience the traditional pomp and circumstance that comes with Graduation. Many graduated into a much more difficult and less clear future. But the optimist in me thinks that there will be a future and that it might be brighter than we think right now.
I was on campus most days in the week to feed the fish, but all research was in torpor. The campus was eerily empty and I have never seen the Parking Garage so empty. But the end of May saw us slowly reopening the campus for research!
Finally, May ended with the unspeakable killing of Floyd George and the upheaval that followed. Our society needs to change and get rid of all forms of racism.