FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, after careful consideration and in an abundance of caution, officials have decided to cancel the 2020 statewide Holocaust Reflection Contest Event at Nova Southeastern University. When considering the potential risk of people becoming ill and unknowingly spreading the virus further, no matter how small that risk may be, the decision became very clear.
The event was planned for Sunday, March 15. Notification is going out to the winning students, schools and advisers today about the cancellation.
This decision was based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local and state health officials as we look at ways to keep our community safe and healthy. While we are saddened we will not have the opportunity to publicly recognize these outstanding students from across Florida, it was decided that canceling the event it is in the best interest of everyone involved.
About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): At NSU, students don’t just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions and real life. A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Established in 1964, the university includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center (early childhood education) with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, one of Florida’s largest public libraries. NSU students learn at our campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and online globally. Classified as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.