The university president emphasized the need for affordable graduate student housing.
Varshney succeeds Dr. Laurie Locascio, who was recently nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the director of NIST.
The visit came on the eve of the Senate’s vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill.
The state-of-the-art facility will pay homage to Billy Jones and Darryl Hill.
The university will invest $40 million to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups.
Pines enumerated a list of virtual healing spaces and dialogues.
Employees and graduate assistants will receive a premium membership to Care.com.
The UMD President wrote that he would attend a vigil on McKeldin Mall on Wednesday.
The directive lifts Saturday at noon.
Pines expects the majority of the campus community will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine before the semester starts.