Office of the President

2020-21 Archive - Statements and Publications

For communications related to COVID-19, see ObieSafe.

2020–21 Academic Year

Presidential Note to Students in the Wake of Rising Racial Tensions

April 15, 2021

Despite the horrors we see nightly on videos, despite the terrible loss people of color are experiencing, despite the toll that hate and ignorance are extracting from every corner of our society, Obies and others of good conscience must not waver.

Condemning Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

March 18, 2021

The mass shooting on Tuesday, March 16, in Atlanta, in which six of the eight people killed were Asian and Asian American women, serves as a horrific reminder of the xenophobia and misogyny rooted in our society and yet another call on all of us to strengthen our commitment to social justice work.

Announcement in Support of International Students

July 13, 2020

I am sure you have read about the federal government’s most recent effort to curtail the presence of international students in the United States.

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