Diversity statements

Renewing our commitment to dismantle racism

June 10, 2020

Unfortunately, the brutal killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer repeats a pattern of racist acts of violence and murder we have witnessed far too often in our society. We share the grief, frustration and anger that unfathomable, appalling and preventable acts like this one spur. The list of African Americans who have been brutally killed is lengthy and stretches over the history of our nation. Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are simply the most recent victims....

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Statement against authoritarianism

September 23, 2021

Like many around the world, we are horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Our College’s commitment to elevating humanity extends well beyond our campus and local communities. Moreover, many of our own faculty, staff and students are directly and indirectly impacted by this and other humanitarian crises. We thus stand in solidarity with Ukrainians, Afghans, Uyghurs and other people around the world who seek self-determination, autonomy and independence...

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Statement on anti-Asian hate and bias

March 24, 2021

We would like to express our sincerest condolences to those who have been directly and indirectly impacted by the surge in anti-Asian violence and discrimination we have witnessed in the last year. The recent murders in Atlanta that took the lives of eight people — Delaina Ashley Yaun, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michels, and four more who are unnamed at this time — are abhorrent and disturbing....

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