President Eisgruber’s announcement of University commitments focused on combating racism is the first step in a strategic process. Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, Cabinet officers and other administrative and academic leaders will be developing detailed plans related to each of the identified areas and other projects still under consideration. Updates about actions, timelines and opportunities to offer input and feedback will be posted on this site periodically.
“We must think broadly and ask hard questions of ourselves. We must reflect on our place in the world and challenge ourselves to identify additional steps we can take to fight racism. As a University, we must examine all aspects of this institution—from our scholarly work to our daily operations—with a critical eye and a bias toward action. This will be an ongoing process, one that depends on concrete and reasoned steps."
- President Christopher L. Eisgruber, Sept. 2, 2020