Our community is experiencing extreme challenges, and our Black sisters and brothers are dealing with centuries of racism and hurt that are playing out before our very eyes. I know all of us feel angry, hurt, scared, and tired of reading and watching these types of horrific events repeat every day. These acts underscore the importance of our efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of life. It challenges me and all of us to do what is right, and not to wait to make changes.
The core mission of the university—accomplished through teaching and learning, scientific publications, study of humanities, and more—is supported and enhanced by technology. Innovation by IT staff members is critical to the university’s mission of creating new knowledge, sharing knowledge, and archiving knowledge.