We have arrived at the point of Spring 2021 when those classes that are “in-person” have started. For the first time in 4 months, we have students on campus. A few faculty and staff are here too. On my twice-weekly visits to campus, which I have been doing since November, it is now finally the case that I see other human beings, but it is still a strange thing to see many nearly empty spaces. Extrapolating outward from Vernon Street, as we frequently do here at CUGS, it is hard not to miss what a year of pandemic closures and restrictions have done and are continuing to do to Hartford, and to cities around the world.