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University responds to violence in Virginia

Patricia Gumport
Aug 15 2017
Announcement, Stanford, Students

Vice Provosts for Graduate Education, Undergraduate Education, and Students Affairs reaffirm Stanford's commitment to uphold the core values of equality, diversity, inclusion and respect.

Dear Stanford students and postdoctoral scholars,

We, like many of you, have been watching the violent events and aftermath at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville with shock and concern. The violent expressions of racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry are antithetical to the values of our country and contrary to the fundamental ideals of Stanford. There is clearly far more that our nation can do to achieve equality as well as civil rights for all.

We want to offer our support to the many students and postdocs who are understandably feeling vulnerable and threatened by what has taken place, particularly as we see that college campuses and college towns continue to be a focus for hateful clashes. Our university is dedicated to the pursuit of education and knowledge for greater social understanding and the welfare of humanity.

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