In the two weeks since my message to the UNC community on June 1st, I have engaged in dialogue with many people about demonstrations against police violence and the amplification of demands that people in positions of authority—like myself—put action behind calls for social justice. [READ FULL POST]
The financial well-being of our students continues to be of the utmost importance to me. As Colorado’s most affordable research institution, we must continue our mission to provide accessible, high-quality teaching, learning, research, and creative works. Today, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to keep tuition for the 2020-21 academic year flat. [READ FULL POST]
The fall semester begins in 76 days and this year, more than ever, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone return to campus. Since the end of the spring term, UNC staff and faculty have been busy preparing so that we can safely resume in-person instruction on August 24. [READ FULL POST]
I write to you today with a profound sense of both anger and sadness.
George Floyd is another victim among countless others who have violently lost their lives or whose lives were threatened because of the color of their skin. This tragic and unnecessary event has once again shined a spotlight on racially motivated violence and systemic discrimination in our society. [READ FULL POST]