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Message from the Chancellor: Aug. 14, 2017

Message regarding University of Virginia

08/14/17

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We stand in unison with our colleagues at the University of Virginia and the University of Missouri System. Our hearts are heavy for the casualties of violence, bigotry, hatred and racism at display in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Our thoughts are for the families of those grieving.        

Never can the ideologies of hate, white supremacy or anti-Semitism be tolerated here at UMSL, in our state or anywhere across our great country. It is incumbent upon us to speak and act in a manner that brings together different people and different views in a respectful and civil manner to the benefit of all.

Therefore, we must support and promote a vision of diversity, equity and inclusion at UMSL and elsewhere.

Tom George
Chancellor