In his remarks to the University Senate Meeting, held virtually, Chancellor Kent Syverud addressed the University’s COVID response, plans for the Spring Semester and progress on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. He also provided updates on enrollment, the University budget and…
Update for Syracuse University Alumni
We have heard from many of you how challenging it has been to learn of recent events at our beloved Syracuse University. As former students yourselves, you know how important it is to feel safe in this place you called home. I am reaching out to you today to let you know the University has been listening to our students on campus and around the world. We are committed to ensuring every member of our community feels safe and included.
That’s why the University responded, not only with words but, more importantly, with tangible actions. Of the 19 recommendations made by peaceful student protesters and international students, Chancellor Syverud has committed to 16 as they were written, with minor suggested revisions to the other three. He has also committed to recommendations made by members of the Jewish student community. In addition, he has issued a message of public support for a faculty member who has received anti-Semitic email.
I know this is a hard time for those of us who love Syracuse University. Thank you for sharing your encouragement, questions and thoughts. Working with our campus community to strengthen the Orange family remains our top priority.
Matt Ter Molen
Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer