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Blog Post
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 1:41 pm

Dear Western Community:

Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus!  I hope that you had a great holiday break, with ample opportunity to recharge and enjoy time with family and friends. 

As we enter winter quarter and a new year, I’d like to share some of the priorities that are of highest importance to me, and invite you to…

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Message to Campus
Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:19 pm

Dear Campus Community:

Earlier this week I sent a message about the sit-in at the President’s office conducted by over 200 students on Monday to raise critical concerns of students of color and students who hold intersecting marginalized identities.  In that message I mentioned that there would be a follow-up dialogue on Friday, but did…

Read more about Student-Led Forum Today in Fraser Hall 102 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Message to Campus
Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:50 am

Dear Western Campus Community:

Yesterday, approximately 200 students of color and other students of marginalized identities, along with their allies, conducted a sit-in for about six hours in the President’s office and the hallway of Old Main. Although I was in Seattle attending to other duties during the day, I joined them last night…

Read more about Regarding Yesterday's Student Demonstration: I Hear You

Message to Campus
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:52 am

Dear Campus Community,

I wrote to you after recent racist vandalism and hate-filled slurs appeared on campus. I’d like to take this opportunity to provide an update on activities since those incidents.

As many of you may have seen through an emailed campus advisory and media reports, a Western student was arrested by University…

Read more about Update on Racist Vandalism on Campus

Message to Campus
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 9:14 am

Dear Campus Community:

It has come to my attention that abhorrent racist graffiti has been found on the Wright’s Triangle art installation near Carver, on study abroad posters in Red Square, and in several other interior locations on campus.  I am deeply troubled that hateful and bigoted vandalism by cowardly individuals continues to…

Read more about Message Regarding Unacceptable Racist Graffiti on Campus