President Saller and Provost Martinez on the Middle East conflict
Many members of the campus community have been affected by the devastating events in Israel and Gaza, especially those who have family and friends in the region. We are deeply saddened and horrified by the death and human suffering. We also know that many on campus are afraid of what the future holds for them and their communities, and are feeling extremely vulnerable.
We continue working as a university to provide for the support and safety of those in our community. Campus leaders have prepared additional information on support and security resources, as well as answers to questions from students, and that information can be found in the document linked here.
Although this is a moment of intense emotion and grief, in the weeks and months ahead, consistent with our institutional mission of teaching and research, and drawing upon the expertise of many on campus, we hope to encourage thoughtful opportunities for sharing knowledge about the situation, anchored in care for one another as members of a common intellectual community.
Richard Saller, President
Jenny Martinez, Provost