A message from President Newkirk

Dear University Community,

Like you, we have struggled with the shooting in Buffalo and the past few days have done little to ease the pain for that community.  Our hearts and prayers go out to all family and friends of the victims, and we grieve with the entire community dealing with this immense loss.

We condemn all racially motivated violence and realize that, sadly, there is still so much work to do to fight racism and violence in our communities and around the globe.

Many of you are deeply affected by this act of violence.  Counseling services are available to students through Timely Care, and employees through U of R’s Employee Assistance and Advocacy Program.  Our Office of Campus Diversity and Inclusion is open this summer to anyone who wishes to join our community as we process these challenging times.


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Krista L. Newkirk