Month: June 2020

Statement from First-Year Writing Program in Support of Black Lives Matter

First-Year Writing Program, Department of English, The University of Connecticut Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter The First-Year Writing program in the Department of English at the University of Connecticut affirms the Department of English’s statement in support of recent protests against police brutality, systemic racism, and anti-Black violence.a) We acknowledge the long history […]

Message from Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

A letter to our students and trainees: The mission of the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology is to provide an educational and research environment that is supportive and welcoming of all individuals across race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and religion. We strongly believe that education is a transformative experience for our students and trainees, […]

Message from the UConn Foundation to the UConn Community

June 5, 2020 Dear UConn alumni and donors, We are grieving with the nation. The UConn Foundation stands in solidarity with the African-American community and all citizens in condemning the killing of George Floyd and systemic racism. We are unified in the determination to fight for racial justice and equality. We must acknowledge the systemic […]

Message to Neag Community from Equity and Social Justice Committee

Message to Neag Community from Neag School Equity and Social Justice Committee Dear Neag School Community, Our hearts ache. George Floyd’s life matters. Breonna Taylor’s life matters. Ahmaud Arbery’s life matters. Black lives matter. Racist violence is killing Black people and destroying our community, nation, and larger world. The violence happens every day. Every single […]

Statement of Solidarity from UConn Digital Media and Design Dept.

Statement of Solidarity from the UConn Digital Media & Design Department In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist. – ANGELA Y. DAVIS Dear students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends, We in the Department of Digital Media & Design feel the pain, sadness, and frustration caused by […]

Statement from Centers, Institutes, and Programs

Statement from Centers, Institutes, and Programs on Racial Injustice and Ending White Supremacy We, the faculty and staff of the interdisciplinary Centers, Institutes, and Programs, stand together to express our shock, our heartbreak, and our outrage at the horrific and senseless killing of George Floyd and the ongoing violence against Black people. George Floyd, David […]

Rudd Center’s Statement on Health Equity and Systemic Racism

The UConn Rudd Center is Committed to the Fight For Health Equity and Against Systemic Racism The brutal murders of Mr. George Floyd, Ms. Breonna Taylor, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery have become the most recent examples of systemic racism against Black people in the United States. The UConn Rudd Center stands in solidarity with national […]