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Message to Campus
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 2:49 pm

Dear Western Community,

No words can do justice to the profoundly disturbing political violence that unfolded yesterday in the heart of our nation’s capital.  The appalling images of extremists defacing the inner sanctum of our democracy, and of lawmakers being rushed by Capitol police to safe rooms have shocked the world.  January 6,…

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Message to Campus
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 9:47 am

 

Dear Western Community,

We are nearing the end of a year unlike any other in our history. I imagine that you are looking forward to saying goodbye to 2020, and welcoming a healthier, safer, and brighter 2021, as much as I am.

I am deeply grateful to our faculty, staff and students for their flexibility, adaptability,…

Read more about The “Pandemic Year” in Review

Message to Campus
Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:14 pm

 

Dear Western Community,

As we anxiously await the outcome of the 2020 election on Tuesday, I am reaching out to ask that over the next few days you take extra care of yourself and those around you, and if you haven’t already and are able to do so, please vote.

This has been a long and difficult election season for many…

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Message to Campus
Wed, 10/07/2020 - 12:21 pm

Dear Western Community,

On Monday, October 12 we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a moment that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures.  I am honored to have a growing community of Indigenous people at Western, including 954 students at all Western campuses who identify in some way…

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Speech
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 7:56 am

(A video recording of the 2020 Faculty and Staff Convocation is available here.  President Randhawa's remarks begin at 4:25.)

September 17, 2020

Good morning!  Thank you for joining me for this highly unusual Faculty and Staff Convocation, certainly the most unusual in my 30 years in higher education. I am deeply…

Read more about Navigating Beyond Pandemics - Faculty and Staff Convocation Address Fall 2020