Our thoughts are with those in Lewiston, Maine 


As the news unfolds this afternoon from the tragedy in Lewiston, Maine, we find ourselves reflecting on all that has been taking place in the world and is now closer to home. We firmly denounce violence in all its forms and want to reiterate that we are dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for all. Last week we came together in a Wish for Peace. Let's unite once more in our collective thoughts for those individuals, along with their loved ones, who have endured the impact of this most recent tragic event and the distressing conflicts occurring around the world. 


We were recently visited by a group of students and faculty from Pakistan, many of whom came to America for the first time. I would like to share with you a sentiment that I shared with them — this is a complicated time that is now layered with additional uncertainties. The one thing that is certain is a need for peace and understanding among each other as human beings.