AS&E Statement on Racial Injustice
Monday, June 1, 2020
Dear faculty and staff,
We write to lend our voices to those seeking an end to racial injustice in the United States. We fully support and echo the sentiments expressed by President Monaco in his message to the community yesterday.
George Floyd. Nina Pop. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Tony McDade. These individuals and many more have been lost to violence in just the last few months, including two in the last week alone.
We recognize the disproportionate impact racial injustice has on the Black community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We are confronted with the fact that hate and racism are ever present in our society and it is part of our role as a university community to work to change that. We do so through learning, civic engagement, and dialogue within and outside of our home communities.
To this end, we will plan a virtual campus gathering in the near future. This meeting will offer the community a space to express grief, concerns and anger, while also building plans for concrete actions we can all take to recognize and fight racism.
James M. Glaser, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Jianmin Qu, Dean, School of Engineering
Nancy Bauer, Dean, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Arts and Sciences
Bárbara M. Brizuela, Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Arts and Sciences
Robert G. Cook, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Arts and Sciences
Karen Panetta, Dean, Graduate Studies, School of Engineering
Chris Swan, Dean, Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering
Samuel W. Thomas, Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Arts and Sciences
Nancy Thompson, Dean of Student Affairs and Chief Student Affairs Officer ad interim, Schools of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering