Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.


Home cooks across the country are getting culinary inspiration and new recipes throughout 2014, thanks to the Great American Meals series from the CIA and USA WEEKEND. The recipes run in the magazine every Sunday and are posted to USAWEEKEND.com, accompanied by culinary technique videos. They were created by the chefs at the world’s premier culinary college with a focus on eating better, trying new things, and learning new techniques in the kitchen.

The videos are hosted by Chef Bill Briwa, Chef Bill Briwawho lights up the videos with his charisma and easygoing personality, and brings his culinary talents to the table with fun, inspiring, and simple-to-follow lessons.

“We could not think of a more perfect way to get Americans back into the kitchen,” says Heather Frank, editor-in-chief of USA WEEKEND. “By partnering with the CIA, we are now able to offer home cooks ideas and inspiration from the same institution that educated some of the nation’s most well-known figures in the food world…Working with the CIA, we hope to help families embrace new flavors from around the world and combine them with techniques they may already know to create a new definition of the Great American Meal.”

USA WEEKEND is a national weekly magazine distributed through nearly 800 newspapers in the United States.

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