Dear Campus Community:
My leadership team and I have been thinking a lot about our community today following yesterday’s election. There are a wide range of emotions being felt by our campus, especially after such a close, heated and hard-fought election. Our privilege as part of a great public university is to be the catalyst for meaningful dialogue about the issues of the day.
We know Carolina is at its best when we come together and support one another, and we are fortunate to have all of you here helping to create such a great University as part of our great democracy. We deeply appreciate what our faculty, staff and students are doing to help our community continue to be welcoming, inclusive and forward-looking. The values we embrace as a University – light and liberty – are what help us progress. It is our fervent hope that all of us will continue to be a source of care, aspiration and thoughtful discussion in service to our state and nation.
Carol L. Folt
Published November 8, 2016