Author: Santos, Crismar

UCPEA Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

The UCPEA Executive Board asks our members to stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the Asian American Cultural Center, UConn’s Association for Asian American Faculty and Staff (AAAFS), and the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI) in supporting the Asian and Asian-American members of our community, following news reports of increased anti-Asian violence […]

ODI’s Message to UConn Community

To the UConn Community: This week we learned of multiple incidents on the Storrs campus that targeted LGBTQIA+, Hindu, and Muslim members of our community. We take this matter seriously and reject, denounce, and condemn these acts. Members of all of these communities contribute to the rich diversity that makes the University of Connecticut stronger […]

AACC – ODI Joint statement on Haiti

The African American Cultural Center (AACC) and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion would like to express our concern and support for the people of Haiti who are experiencing the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tropical storm in Haiti. We stand in solidarity with members of the UConn community and their families who have […]

Statement from the Department of Geosciences

UConn’s Department of Geosciences unanimously joins the rest of the university community in proclaiming that Black Lives Matter. We stand in solidarity with this community against both systemic racism and ongoing police brutality. We reach out to support the family, friends, and communities of Black people who have been harmed by racism and police violence, […]

Juneteenth National Independence Day 2021: A National Holiday

To the UConn Community: On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, Union military authorities reached Galveston, Texas, and enforced the executive order to free all people enslaved in Confederate territories. All people held as slaves in Texas were finally free. On […]

Message from ODI In Support of Racial Justice

Office for Diversity and Inclusion Statement in Support of Racial Justice We are angered and distraught by the recent senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police and neighborhood vigilantes. Although not unique in nature, these murders speak to the ongoing consequences of structural and systemic racism […]

President’s Statement on Chauvin Verdict

To the UConn Community: As the world watched the trial of Derek Chauvin unfold in Minneapolis this month, culminating in today’s verdict, it was natural for concerned citizens, activists, and commentators to focus on the broader questions raised: police brutality, anti-Black racism, the long struggle for justice in the United States, and more. But it’s […]

Chabad at UConn Condemns Recent Acts of Antisemitism on Campus

This week is Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating our redemption from slavery in ancient Egypt. We would rather focus on the joy of the Holiday, but the events on campus need a response. Over the first days of the Holiday of Passover, hateful graffiti was found on various campus buildings. After the Seder at Chabad, […]