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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.

Proposed tax reform and higher education

Our University has ​voiced​ strong opposition to H.R.1, the Tax Cut​s​ and Jobs Act, because it discourages participation in college, makes it more expensive for low- and middle-income students to attend, undermines the financial stability of universities, and—by swelling the national debt​​—impairs the Federal government's ability to invest in higher education, research, and economic growth.

Transformational investment in UMD

Dear University of Maryland community,

I am pleased to announce an historic investment to build the future of the state's flagship university and contribute to the future of the State of Maryland.

It will transform access to, and the affordability of, a UMD education. These are core values of our land-grant heritage, and we must invest in our students for they are the future leaders of our society. It will endow faculty chairs and build state-of-the-art facilities to strengthen the excellence of our education, research, and innovation.

Statement from President Wallace D. Loh on Thriving Workplace Initiative

Dear University of Maryland faculty and staff,

This is the second year of the Thriving Workplace Initiative—a campus-wide effort to create a better working environment for all. To date, more than 2,400 faculty and staff have discussed in their departments or units new ways to work together more effectively and with greater impact.

Progress Toward UMD Carbon Neutrality

Over the past decade, due to the inspired commitment of faculty, students, and staff, our campus has reduced carbon emissions by 27 percent, even as we grew by 11 percent. 

Statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s “Interim Guidance” on Campus Sexual Misconduct and Assault

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released on Friday, September 22, 2017, new "interim guidance" on campus sexual misconduct and assault, and also rescinded the guidance it provided in 2011 and 2014.

This "interim guidance," which is in effect as OCR begins the formal process of rule-making, does not change the University of Maryland's resolute commitment to a learning, living, and working environment on campus that is free from sexual misconduct and violence. 

Announcement: Chief Diversity Officer

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

UMD Senate and president’s office: We must be transparent and work together to fight hate

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/

We All Must Fight Racism, Extremism, and Hate

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

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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