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To foster the education, critical thinking and intellectual growth of students, to create and apply new knowledge via research, scholarship and the creative arts, to improve the surrounding world, we must first foster an inclusive community of global citizens committed to academic freedom. We are dedicated to act with entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the power of technology, operate with fiscal responsibility and administrative efficiency, foster transformational change and create a vibrant surrounding community.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Roger L. Worthington as the new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).

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Diamondback Letter to the Editor June 20, 2017
By the President's Office and the UMD Senate

​See it online: http://www.dbknews.com/2017/06/20/umd-senate-administration-response-hate-bias-incidents/

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From a Baltimore Sun, op-ed originally published May 29, 2017.

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Reflection and Action

As we grieve the loss of Lt. Richard Collins III of Bowie State University, we must also act to combat hate and create a safer campus.

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We are devastated by the murder of  Second Lieutenant Richard Collins III this weekend. We are devastated by the racism and hate that exists in this world.  And we are devastated that hate may have played a role in this and other horrific crimes across the country.

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