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We had something different planned for this issue of Drury Magazine. Much, as we are sure, many of you had something different planned for your spring. But a pandemic puts everything on hold. As campus shuttered and life moved online, we couldn’t in good faith put out an issue portraying normal campus life. Life these days is anything but normal. Like our cover illustrates, much of our daily campus activity has moved to Zoom. So, this special digital issue is dedicated to a campus in lockdown. Inside you’ll find a timeline of the university’s official response alongside stories of adaption, overcoming and coming together. While things looked different for a few months, the Drury spirit is still alive and well. We will see you in the fall.

Pictured above: A pandemic can’t stop spring. Assistant Director of Grounds Joe Fearn and his @DruryGrounds crew were on campus throughout the season tending the university’s extensive landscape and colorful spring blooms. Fearn often came upon visitors, such as tai chi instructor Dee Hackett Ogilvy, far right, and her students Margery West, center, and Eileen Deal. The ladies had a socially-distanced lesson outside Stone Chapel.