In an earlier message to the university community, the Provost “empower[ed] deans, chairs, and faculty members to make decisions...for how they will meet the needs of their classes for fall.” Let’s follow through on that promise, empowering each of us to teach, learn, and work in the way that works best for us.
We, in MJF, have not confronted racism as fully as we could have. We could have listened more closely when People of Color described the unwelcoming environment they sometimes experience at this institution. We could have and should have done more, but did not. We must do better moving forward.