Dear Campus Community:
For the last two weeks, several faculty, staff and administrators have been meeting informally to identify ways the campus community can provide support for individuals experiencing fear and concern in anticipation of changes that could occur with a new federal administration. Equally important has been a focus on concerns expressed by individuals singled out for mistreatment based on their group status or beliefs. Conversations aimed at providing support and calming fears are occurring in various ways throughout the campus. At the same time, there has been a call for the campus to come together and discuss how we might sustain our university values and support each other in these times of uncertainty. The attached flyer announces a Campus Town Hall for that purpose. While this is short notice, we felt it crucial to provide an opportunity for discussion before moving into finals.
Thank you for your assistance in circulating the attached flyer to students, faculty and staff who would be interested in attending.
William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs
& Dean of Students