The Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service (Shaw Center) administers the Robert B. Menschel Public Service Award. This award was established to honor Robert Menschel and to perpetuate his commitment to the not-for-profit world by supporting undergraduate…
Message from Chancellor Kent Syverud
Dear Members of the Syracuse University Community:
The decision made by a Minneapolis jury today brings the trial of Derek Chauvin to a close. Still, no single verdict can take away the pain and suffering felt across this country after the killing of George Floyd by law enforcement. No verdict solves the underlying problems that racism inflicts on Black Americans every day. There is much work to be done in our country. There is work to be done here at Syracuse University.
Our campus must be a place where all individuals feel safe, supported and empowered. Let’s commit to actions that change our community and our society for the better. Individuals will experience, absorb and process these events in different ways. In this highly charged moment, let’s commit to being there for one another. There are resources available for those who are struggling. Our Orange family members who are hurting deserve our empathy and compassion.
With humility, I recognize the necessary work before us to become a more welcoming, equitable and just community. With optimism, I believe we can achieve these ideals together.
Chancellor Kent Syverud