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Monday, November 21, 2016

Education, "dreamers", and DACA

This is a time of grave uncertainty and vulnerability for our students on DACA status. They deserve our support and our country needs them.

The divisive election is over, but the mission and core values of our University remain unchanged. 

The education that we provide is the great equalizer of conditions in our democracy, a passport to social and economic mobility. The research, innovation, and public service that we do are essential to the well-being, prosperity, and security of the people of our state and the nation. 

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A new "Joint President/Senate Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention" will propose a comprehensive strategy to address this important issue. Its recommendations are due by March 31, 2017.

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I am pleased to announce the launch of a campus-wide “Do Good” initiative.

This initiative aims to educate and inspire a Do Good generation of students to apply their education, skills, and values to make an impact on the great societal challenges of our time — such as poverty, health inequity, injustice, food and water security, and climate change. It is rooted in our land-grant mission of putting knowledge into practice for social and economic betterment.

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I am writing to inform you of the results of the University of Maryland Police Department's investigation of its response to a 911 call about an on-campus party at The Courtyards on May 21, 2016.

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Today, University College Cork—National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC) named Patrick O’Shea, our VP for Research, as its 15th President.

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