Words from Our Dean

US Capital

Statement on Siege of U.S. Capitol

Like so many, I was saddened and sickened by the tragic events that unfolded at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This day will undoubtedly leave an indelible stain upon our nation’s history. Images of a Confederate flag hoisted in Congress’s halls, and armed militia climbing through shattered windows are beyond calm description.  My family joins with President Nathan Hatch in praying for all those injured working to defend the U.S. Capitol, traumatized lawmakers and staff, and all who weep over these tragic turn of events.

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Reaffirming Our Commitments on the Eve of Election Day

This year has posed extraordinary challenges to our nation and world. The physical, emotional, and economic toll of an international pandemic continues to spread with little end in sight.  COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated gender, racial, and economic inequities, the vulnerabilities of democracies

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George Floyd

In Response to the Death of George Floyd (and Countless Others)

“Today our nation is in chaos. Protests and uprisings coupled with an international pandemic. Both reveal acute vulnerabilities among communities of color— manifestations of the pain and misery baked into this nation’s noble yet fragile experiment of democracy.”

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