President’s Message

Inclusive Excellence

Last semester I wrote to you about how grateful I am for our diversity and why it is so important to build strategies for engagement with differences. Diversity adds excellence to our community and is fundamental to our continuing success. Inclusive excellence is our goal. Our current population of students has no ethnic or cultural […]

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Walk, Worry, Hope and Act

As a new year begins, I’m thinking about the state of the world, the state of the nation, the state of The Beach and what I can do to be a better president (suggestions always welcome). These thoughts intersect as I consider what the big issues are that may affect us on campus. I’d like […]

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In the Season

Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain are all reported to have said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I’ve been reminded of this insight (whoever said it) while watching national and international events unfold. How many times will we, as fortunate members […]

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How About Empathy And Compassion?

Important issues are being discussed on university campuses across the country. These include, but are certainly not limited to, racism, minimum wage, police violence, international conflicts, corporatization of universities, ethnic studies, socially responsible investing, faculty salaries, tuition costs, college debt, and campus climates as experienced by underrepresented students. I think we should explore these issues […]

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Peace in Diversity

I am grateful for many things about The Beach, but especially our diversity. We are a campus that welcomes students from all over California, the United States and the world. Diversity is a badge of honor when we describe our unique Beach community. Diversity is commonly perceived as differences in ethnicity, religion, culture, veteran status, […]

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