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June 9, 2020
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Seattle University faculty, staff and administrators are committed to doing the work for a better future that affirms Black Lives Matter.
In Provost Shane P. Martin’s recent letter to the campus community, written in collaboration with Dr. Natasha Martin, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion and Dr. Alvin Sturdivant, vice president for Student Development, and in consultation with President Stephen Sundborg, S. J., Martin states, “Using the tools of the university—teaching, research, policy analysis, dialogue and debate and the development of creative works and new ideas—we will redouble our efforts to be leaders for our communities and to stand with the Black community in support of anti-racism and against white supremacy.”
Academic Assembly adopted a resolution pertaining to governance decisions and “making anti-racist curriculum and pedagogy part of its curriculum review criteria.” In turn, Provost Martin and his office will work with Academic Assembly, Staff Council and student governing bodies to address the issues that the community is calling for.
Michelle Kim, director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), shared a message with the OMA family titled, In Mourning & Solidarity, which accompanies a video message from the Seattle U Black Student Union (BSU) on OMA News.
The following details provided by OMA highlights programming and external wellness resources for our Black students:
With the well-being of students being of utmost concern, the following excerpts from the recent communication from the Provost highlight Seattle U’s immediate guidance to faculty and students:
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