“We call upon the University to amplify its commitment to Black people and all people of color on this campus as central to its mission, and to become, for the first time in its history, an anti-racist institution,” the faculty letter reads.
The protest is one of many that emerged out of last week’s high-profile death, when Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and forty-six seconds, while three other officers stood by.
Marks will enter her new role on June 8, after working for more than 17 years at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC).
Professor Carolyn Ureña always knew that the interdisciplinary study of infectious disease was important. Now, the rest of the world is catching on.
Bridge Year will be offered to the incoming Class of 2024, but most likely with a delayed start date to allow participants additional time to complete pre-departure tasks.
“The University is actively pursuing other partner organizations, especially those focused on helping local businesses,” noted a University spokesperson.
While the University substantially decreased rates, students in financial need reported difficulty meeting the cost amidst the pandemic.
“I’m glad they still tried to make it online and make the most of the situation, but I was definitely disappointed that we couldn’t go in person,” said Jasmine Zhang ’24 from Pennsylvania.
“I think, in the face of hatred like this, it's really important to stand together as a community and continue doing what we do best,” said Fawaz Ahmad ’22, Muslim Student Association president and co-host of the meeting.
In addition to a salary freeze, there will be restrictions for temporary hires and department budgets. No decision has been made yet regarding junior faculty tenure clocks.