Campus Messages

Today's Protests on Capitol Hill

January 6, 2021

Today, January 6, 2021, the United States Congress gathered to certify the 2020 Presidential Election. This act is an important, if largely ceremonial, part of our nation’s democratic process. Some lawmakers indicated in advance that they planned to issue formal objections to the recent presidential election. Though many anticipated that organized protests would also take place during today's proceedings, what we are now seeing unfold on Capitol Hill has been met with alarm and concern. 

Update on efforts to address systemic racism on campus

December 16, 2020

Sparked by heartbreak, outrage, and protests following the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, in June our campus turned inward to address institutional racism in the wake of the recent attacks against Black/African American individuals in our nation. We vowed to develop actionable plans to address systemic racism on our campus in the short-term and long-term. As we approach the end of the calendar year, I would like to share some highlights about our progress.

Gratitude and best wishes for a safe, restful and healthy long weekend

November 23, 2020

In the midst of so many challenges—including the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by the State of California last week—we now have an opportunity to refresh and recharge over the upcoming holiday break. For many of us, the long weekend is a time for reflection, connection and for giving thanks for what we have. 

Post-election reflections

November 4, 2020