“Community Statements” in Chronological Order, March 24-April 26

All statements are taken from the page at the Office of Equity and Inclusion. There they are in reverse chronological order. So one can understand the scope of this phenomenon, I list the organizations making statements first:

March 24
Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), 
Department of History
Holleran Center and OVCS
Student Government Association
Class of 2017 President
March 25
Global Islamic Studies Program
Department of Human Development
March 26
Department of Theater
Department of Sociology
Connecticut College Hillel
Department of Religious Studies
March 27
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
Department of Environmental Studies, Department of Botany and Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment
Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
Department of Art
Department of Education
Department of Biology
March 28
Department of Art History and Architectural Studies
Department of Slavic Studies
Department of Italian Studies
Department of Hispanic Studies
Department of Psychology
Department of English
March 29
Department of Dance
American Studies Program
Department of Philosophy
Film Studies Program
Department of Music
March 30
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Department of German Studies
Department of Classics
Department of Anthropology
Department of Government and International Relations
Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geophysics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Athletics and Physical Education
Department of Computer Science
Class of 2015 President
Department of French
Department of Mathematics
March 31
Toor Cummings Center for International Studies & the Liberal Arts
Department of Economics
April 2
Alumni Association Board of Directors
April 12
East Asian Studies Student Advisory Board
April 26
Office of Sustainability


Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE)

March 24, 2015

In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, the CCSRE would like to clearly state that we do not condone speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement that directly names the harm of bias incidents is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around inclusive excellence. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

From the following members of the CCSRE Steering Committee (arranged alphabetically):

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English
Sunil Bhatia, Professor and Chair of Human Development
David Canton, Associate Professor and Chair of History Department
Nathalie Etoke, Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies
Leo Garofalo, CCSRE Director, Associate Professor of History
Sandy Grande, Associate Professor and Chair of Education Department
Tracee Reiser, Associate Dean for Community Learning, Associate Director of the Holleran Center, and Director of OVCS
Ariella Rotramel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Department of Gender and Women’s Studies
Bryana White, Coordinator of Multicultural Counseling, Student Counseling Services

We invited other Centers and Departments to sign or reissue this statement, or to create their own to share with the College community.


 

Department of History

March 24, 2015

The history department would like to clearly state that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality. In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, we join the CCSRE and others in condemning hate speech.

The history department would like to note the particularly salient tactic of dehumanizing language as a means to justify brutality and lull otherwise “well intentioned” people into silence and, effectively, complicity in racism, sexism, discrimination, colonialism and the numerous genocides throughout human history.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around inclusive excellence. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.


Holleran Center and OVCS

March 24, 2015

The Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy and OVCS (Office of Volunteers for Community Service) join with the CCSRE and clearly state that we do not condone dehumanizing speech filled with bigotry and hate. As noted in the CCSRE statement we will collaborate with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Sincerely,

Penney Jade Beaubrun, Assistant Director Alumni Development/Publications, HC
David Cruz, OVCS Community Learning Coordinator
Jennifer Fredricks, Holleran Center Director and Professor of Human Development
Kiesha Henry, Staff Administrator HC and OVCS
Megan Hulsart, ’14, AmeriCorps VISTA OVCS
Rebecca McCue, Associate Director HC
Tracee Reiser, Associate Director HC, Associate Dean, Community Learning, Director OVCS
Ariella Rotramel, Gateway Course Professor, HC
Kim Sanchez, Associate Director OVCS
Chris Soto, Instructor, HC
Diana Whitelaw, Associate Director, HC


Student Government Association

March 24, 2015

Fellow Students,

We actively encourage each of you to attend President Bergeron’s Open Forum conversation this coming Wednesday afternoon in Palmer Auditorium at 4:30 PM. We ask you to listen, to comment, to question, and to internalize the points made by other members of our community, and we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Sincerely,

Ethan Underhill ’15
President

Claire von Loesecke ’15
Vice President

Ellis Tonissi ’15
Chief of Finance

Sarah Bradford ’15
Chief of Communications

Samantha Brown ’15
Parliamentarian

Juliette Verrengia ’16
Presidential Associate

Lamiya Khandaker ’17
Chair of Diversity and Equity

Kevin Saunders ’15
Chair of Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Green ’15
Chair of Student Activities Council

Lindsay Cook ’15
Chair of Sustainability

Michael Coscarelli ’15
Chair of Residential Affairs

Savannah Berger ’15
Chair of Honor Council


Class of 2017 President

March 24, 2015

Dear Members of the Class of 2017,

I am writing to you today to ask and urge you all to attend the all-campus forum held tomorrow at 4:30pm in Palmer auditorium. Over the past Month, a Facebook post posted by Professor Pessin has made many of the students, faculty, and staff in our community feel deeply uncomfortable, unsafe, and hurt.

As a community, we should attend the event and condemn the use of dehumanizing words, that are hateful and bigoted in their nature. We need to stand by those affected, listen, and actively participate in this very crucial conversation.

I look forward to seeing you all there, and continuing this conversation in the dining halls, dorm rooms, and anywhere else on campus.

In solidarity,

Ramzi Kaiss (Ramzi Kaiss),
President of the Class of 2017


Global Islamic Studies Program

March 25, 2015

In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, the Global Islamic Studies Program joins CCSRE in denouncing speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement that directly names the harm of bias incidents is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around inclusive excellence. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Sufia Mendez Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Global Islamic Studies Program
Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Architectural Studies
Sheetal Chhabria, Assistant Professor of History
Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English
Seema Golestaneh, C3 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology
Afshan Jafar, Associate Professor of Sociology
Eileen Kane, Assistant Professor of History
Karolin Machtans, Assistant Professor of German
Fred Paxton, Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor of History
Caroleen Sayej, Assistant Professor of Government and International Relations


Department of Human Development

March 25, 2015

To the Campus Community,

The Department of Human Development would like to clearly state that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality. In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, we join the CCSRE in condemning hate speech.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around inclusive excellence. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

From the following members of the Department of Human Development (arranged alphabetically)

Sunil Bhatia, Professor and Chair of Human Development
Michelle Dunlap, Professor of Human Development
Jennifer Fredericks, Professor of Human Development
Loren Marulis, Assistant Professor of Human Development


Department of Theater

March 26, 2015

To the Campus Community,

The faculty and staff of the Department of Theater would like to clearly state that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality. In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, as well as other reported acts or incidents prior to this, we join our colleagues in condemning hate speech. We are calling upon ourselves and others to to act in order to strengthen our community and to move away from indifference.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around inclusive excellence. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

From the following members of the Department of Theater (arranged alphabetically)

Virginia Anderson, Assistant Professor
Donna Holman, Academic Assistant
David Jaffe, Associate Professor and Chair
Stephen J. Luber, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Sabrina Notarfrancisco, Assistant Professor
Ken Prestininzi, Associate Professor


Department of Sociology

March 26, 2015
Dear colleagues,
In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, the Sociology department unanimously joins CCSRE and other departments in denouncing speech filled with bigotry and hate, particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language.
We feel a public statement that directly names the harm of bias incidents is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around these issues and look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.
Department of Sociology (in alphabetical order),
Ana Campos-Holland
Ron Flores
Robert Gay
Cherise Harris
Afshan Jafar

Connecticut College Hillel

March 26, 2015

Dear Connecticut College Community,

Connecticut College Hillel is proud to be part of a community of students who both share their opinions and listen to others respectfully. We appreciate everyone who engaged in sharing their views at the community forum on Wednesday, March 25th and especially wanted to show appreciation for the students who took the initiative to start this important conversation.

Although a variety of viewpoints were expressed at the forum, the Hillel executive board would like to publicly state that Connecticut College Hillel firmly denounces hate speech. We do not condone racist speech or actions toward any group under any circumstance. Rather, we support and attempt to embody inclusivity, equality, and acceptance. Hillel’s events are always open to everyone. Moreover, the Zachs Hillel House was established not only with the intention of providing a space for Jewish programming, but also to be a welcoming and inclusive space for members of the campus community of all faiths and backgrounds.

We would also like to clarify that Connecticut College Hillel is not a political organization: we do not associate with any one political viewpoint or agenda. We recognize that there are diverse perspectives with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We support discourse that encourages a more educated, empathetic community by grappling with the conflict from multiple positions and experiences. Our primary focus as a student organization is to celebrate Jewish life while maintaining a sense of community and inclusivity.

It is of the utmost importance to us that constructive conversations and dialogue are continued with respect and dignity.

Thank you for standing up for your beliefs. We pledge to do our part in fostering an open, engaged, and supportive community at Connecticut College.

Sincerely,

Connecticut College Hillel Executive Board


Department of Religious Studies

March 26, 2015

In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, members of the Department of Religious Studies joins CCSRE and other departments in denouncing speech filled with bigotry and hate, particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language.

We feel a public statement that directly names the harm of bias incidents is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around these issues and look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

David Kyuman Kim, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Gene Gallagher, Rosemary Park Professor of Religious Studies
Lindsey Harlan, Professor of Religious Studies
Sharon Portnoff, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies


Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

March 27, 2015

To the Campus Community,

The Steering Committee,? faculty and A?ssociated faculty members of Gender and Women’s Studies would like to clearly state that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality. In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, as well as other reported acts or incidents prior to this, we join our colleagues in condemning hate speech. We are calling upon ourselves and others to to act in order to strengthen our community and to move away from indifference.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around inclusive excellence. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

From the following members of GWS steering committee, faculty and associated faculty? have signed this statement:

Ginny Anderson
Sunil Bhatia
Joyce Bennett
MaryAnne Borelli
Blanche Boyd
David Chavanne
Sheetal Chhabria
Shani Collins-Achille
Ann Marie Davis
Amy Dooling
Michelle Dunlap
Leo Garofalo
Heidi Henderson
Candace Howes
Michael James
Suzuko Knott
Julia Kushigian
Manuel Lizzaralde
Karolin Machtans
Rosemarie Roberts
Ariella Rotramel
Suffia Uddin
Lina Wilder
Lisa Wilson
Dana Wright


Department of Environmental Studies, Department of Botany and Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment

March 27, 2015

Dear student, staff and faculty colleagues,

The Advisory Committee for the Program in Environmental Studies, the Department of Botany, and the Goodwin-Niering Center encourages all members of the college community to acknowledge, value and accept the humanity of all individuals. Speech or actions that incite or celebrate violence or are dehumanizing are incompatible with our individual and institutional values.

As an institution that publically espouses principles of inclusive excellence we must, both collectively and individually, work to create an environment that is supportive of and non-hostile to all members of our community.

In response to the recent events that have transpired in our campus community regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, we publically recommit ourselves to, as stated in the Connecticut College matriculation pledge, “take responsibility for [our] beliefs, and to conduct [ourselves] with integrity, civility, and the utmost respect for the dignity of all human beings.”

Robert Askins
MaryAnne Borrelli
Jane Dawson
Anthony Graesch
Kristine Hardeman
Pam Hine
Chad Jones
Manuel Lizarralde
Michelle Neely
Page Owen
Jen Pagach
Peter Siver
Rachel Spicer
Sardha Suriyapperuma
Douglas Thompson
Marc Zimmer


Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology

March 27, 2015

To the Campus Community,

In response to the recent events on campus regarding a Facebook comment by a member of our faculty, and the many targeted and anonymous posts on social media, the Ammerman Center joins CCSRE, the Holleran Center, academic departments and others in stating that we condemn speech and actions filled with bigotry and hate—in all its forms, both online and off— particularly when its message is dehumanizing and incites violence and brutality.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement that directly names the harm of bias incidents is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around these issues and look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

From the following fellows of the Ammerman Center: (in alphabetical order)

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies Program
Ginny Anderson, Assistant Professor of Theater
Nadav Assor, Assistant Professor Studio Art
Greg Bailey, Associate Professor of Art
Catherine Benoît, Professor of Anthropology
Lyndsay Bratton, Digital Scholarship and Visual Resources Librarian
Bruce Carpenter, Director of Technical Support and Information Security Officer
David Dorfman, Professor of Dance
Libby Friedman, Assistant Director of the Ammerman Center
Karen Gonzalez Rice, Assistant Professor of Art History
Anthony Graesch, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Charles O. Hartman, Professor of English
Ted Hendrickson, Associate Professor of Art
Lee Hisle, Vice-President for Information Services
Shawn Hove, Assistant Professor of Dance
Ozgur Izmirli, Associate Professor of Computer Science
David Kyuman Kim, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Priya Kohli, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Art Kreiger, Professor of Music
James Lee, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Steve Luber, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theater
Jim McNeish, Adjunct Associate Professor of Music
Emily Morash, Visiting Instructor of Art History and Architectural Studies
Ross Morin, Assistant Professor of Film Studies
Denise Pelletier, Professor of Art
Chris Penniman, Director of Instructional Technology
Robert Richter, Director of Arts Programming
Ariella Rotramel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies
Joseph Schroeder, Associate Professor of Psychology
Andrea Wollensak, Professor of Art, Director of the Ammerman Center


Department of Art

March 27, 2015

To the Campus Community,

In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, the Art department unanimously joins CCSRE, Holleran Center, Ammerman Center, OVCS, and other departments and programs, in stating that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate, particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech.

We feel a public statement that directly names the harm of bias incidents is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around these issues and look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Studio Art Department (in alphabetical order),

Nadav Assor
Greg Bailey
Chris Barnard
Ted Hendrickson
Pamela Marks
Tim McDowell
Denise Pelletier
Andrea Wollensak


Department of Education

March 27, 2015

To the Campus Community,

In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, the Education department joins the CCSRE, the History Department and the Holleran Center in stating that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around inclusive excellence. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

?Members of the Department in Alphabetical order:

Lauren Anderson
Charlie Cocores
Sandy Grande
Mike James
Dana Wright


Department of Biology

March 27, 2015

Dear Connecticut College campus community,

The faculty of the Department of Biology would like to clearly state that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language and incites or celebrates violence and brutality. We are calling upon ourselves and others to act in order to strengthen our community and to move away from indifference.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech and to support the well-being of all members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work and live in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around full participation by all College constituents.

We publicly recommit ourselves to, as stated in the Connecticut College matriculation pledge, “take responsibility for [our] beliefs and to conduct [ourselves] with integrity, civility, and the utmost respect for the dignity of all human beings.” We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Robert Askins
Phil Barnes
Anne Bernhard
Deborah Eastman
Marylynn Fallon
Martha Grossel
Kristine Hardeman
Steve Loomis
Sardha Suriyapperuma
Sue Warren
Stephen Winters-Hilt


Department of Art History and Architectural Studies

March 28, 2015

To the Connecticut College Campus Community,

In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to and during spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, the Department of Art History and Architectural Studies joins the CCSRE, the History Department, the Education Department, the Holleran Center, and others in stating that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate–in all of its forms, including visual representation and the built environment–and particularly when these communications use dehumanizing language or imagery and incite or celebrate violence and brutality.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around inclusive excellence. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Members of the Department of Art History and Architectural Studies (in alphabetical order):

Joseph Alchermes, Associate Professor of Art History
Robert Baldwin, Associate Professor of Art History
Karen Gonzalez Rice, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of Art History
Emily C. Morash, Visiting Instructor in Art History
Qiang Ning, Chu-Niblack Associate Professor in Asian Art
Christopher B. Steiner, Lucy C. McDannel ’22 Professor of Art History

Department of Slavic Studies

March 28, 2015

Yes to free speech, no to racist language. This is the position of the Department of Slavic Studies in response to recent events on campus, and to ongoing reports from our students about anonymous attacks aimed to harm, discredit and oppress others. Such language in no way advances the civil, public discourse that is so vital to any academic institution, indeed, to any open society.

We are committed to working with others across the campus to create a better, more just environment for students, staff, and faculty who are alienated and harmed by the current climate.

Christopher Colbath
Petko Ivanov
Andrea Lanoux
Tony Lin
Laura Little


Department of Italian Studies

March 28, 2015

To the Students, Staff, and Faculty of Connecticut College:

The members of the Department of Italian Studies join CCSRE, the Centers, and the academic departments in denouncing hate speech and bigotry.

We greatly value the respect and dignity of all individuals in their diversity. Our recent campus forum revealed that we are all affected by acts of racism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism over time, and we are especially concerned about the effect of bigotry on the well-being of those who have been the targets of hateful speech.

We are committed to building a thriving community at our college. We support all those who have voiced their opposition to hate speech and racism, and are actively engaged in the collective effort to improve our sense of safety and constructive dialogue at the college.

In alphabetical order:
Carmela Patton
Frida Morelli
Robert Proctor
Paola Sica


Department of Hispanic Studies

March 28, 2015

Dear Connecticut College campus community,

In response to the many events that transpired on campus prior to, during, and after spring break regarding a Facebook post by a member of our faculty, the Hispanic Studies department joins many others in stating that we condemn speech filled with bigotry and hate–in all of its forms and particularly when these communications use dehumanizing language or imagery and incite or celebrate violence and brutality.

We make this public statement with particular attention to those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech. We feel a public statement is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Luis González
Aida Heredia
Julia Kushigian
Jennifer Rudolph


Department of Psychology

March 28, 2015

To the Campus Community,

The undersigned members of the Department of Psychology want to express that we strongly condemn hate speech and bigotry. We join with the CCSRE, the Centers, and the academic departments that have likewise expressed their condemnation of racist, dehumanizing speech.

We greatly value the sense of community at Connecticut College and are mindful of how destructive hate speech can be (and has been) to our sense of community. The campus forum on Wednesday highlighted the extent to which we are all affected by acts of racism over time, and we are especially concerned about the effect of bigotry on the well-being of those who have been the targets of such hateful speech.

In solidarity with all those on campus who have voiced their opposition to hate speech and racism, we are committed to being active participants in the collective effort to improve our community.

Ann Devlin
Jenny Gorman
Ruth Grahn
Taleb Khairallah
Nancy MacLeod
Jill Marshall
Jason Nier
Joe Schroeder
Jefferson Singer
Audrey Zakriski


Department of English

March 28, 2015

To the Campus Community,

As faculty who are deeply invested in the work of language, the undersigned members of the English department abhor the speech that has inflicted damage on our community. Recognizing that speech deeply affects and reflects our humanity, we condemn language that debases members of religious and racial groups or seeks to justify acts of brutality and oppression.

Speech is both powerful and fragile. The devastating toll that hateful speech has had on our campus makes this clear. We make this public statement with particular concern for those students, staff, and faculty whose identities and affiliations position them as the targets of such speech and in support of their right to work and live in a non-hostile environment.

Courtney Baker
Blanche Boyd
Denis Ferhatovic
Janet Gezari
Charles Hartman
Michelle Neely
Julie Rivkin
Phil Ray
Steve Shoemaker
Lina Wilder

Department of Dance

March 29, 2015

To The Campus Community,

The Dance department in an aspirational wish for all levels of safety and access on our campus unanimously joins CCSRE and other departments in denouncing speech filled with bigotry and hate, particularly when that speech uses dehumanizing language.

We feel a public statement that directly names the harm of bias incidents is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and their right to work and live in a non-hostile environment. We will continue to play our part in creating spaces for productive engagements around these issues and look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Shani Collins-Achille
Susan Connelly
Aimee Couture
David Dorfman
Heidi Henderson
Shawn Hove
Lisa Race
Rosemarie Roberts
Richard Schenk
Greg Surman
Marya Ursin
Derrick Yanford


American Studies Program

March 29, 2015

As the oldest interdisciplinary program at the College and a founding partner of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), the American Studies program condemns all hate speech and any other representations, expressions, or actions that denigrate human beings and their communities, whether close to home or across the world. We also applaud the courage of the Connecticut College students who have brought forward their concerns in the tradition of non-violent student protest, despite the very real risks they face by doing so. In expecting the College and its officers to uphold its own mission, core values, and honor code, student protesters have in fact “put the liberal arts into action.” Furthermore, they have shown that they believe the highest purpose of their educations is not to obtain a credential or assimilate into the corporate structure of the global economy but rather to actively participate in advancing principles of peace, justice, equity, and inclusion. We stand with our students in this pursuit.

Program Director
Catherine McNicol Stock

Program Advisers
Courtney Baker
David Canton
James Downs
Karen Gonzalez Rice
David Kim
Jen Manion

Affiliated Faculty
Lauren Anderson
Ginny Anderson
Chris Barnard
Joyce Bennett
Sunil Bhatia
Tristan Anne Borer
Ron Flores
Leo Garofalo
Anthony Graesch
Sandy Grande
Cherise Harris
Afshan Jafar
Michael James
Emily Morash
Michelle Neely
Denise Pelletier
Julie Rivkin
Rosemarie Roberts
Christopher Steiner
Sufia Uddin
Lisa Wilson
Dana Wright


 

Department of Philosophy

March 29, 2015

Dear colleagues, students, and friends,

We in the Philosophy Department want to thank you for your understanding of the very difficult situation we are in. We also want to say a special thank you to students and colleagues who have shouldered much of the burden in recent weeks. Several of us wrote to our majors and minors just before spring break, but we now appreciate the need to share our thoughts more publicly.

First, we think that there is an important distinction between (a) stating a political view that someone might find offensive and (b) expressing one’s political view in a way that dehumanizes or devalues other people. We join with other colleagues and students in rejecting (b) as inconsistent with our individual and departmental values.

Second, we support those students who feel moved to speak out about dehumanizing speech and other bias incidents. The blame and burden must not be shifted onto them.

Third, we hope that all students will feel welcome in our philosophy classes and at department events.

Fourth, we staunchly support our colleague Andrew Pessin’s academic freedom. We deeply value his contributions to our philosophical community and we look forward to welcoming him back at the end of his leave. We know him to be an excellent teacher and a first-rate scholar. And we are committed to including him in the intellectual life of the department and the college.

Fifth, although we do not believe that any students or colleagues are trying to silence political speech about the Palestinian – Israeli conflict, we would stand strongly against any attempt to do so. Our commitment to inclusivity means that we have to be open to a variety of perspectives on complex issues of the day, even (and perhaps especially) when those issues are painful to discuss.

Finally, we reaffirm our department’s commitment to helping all to participate fully in the shared aspects of college life. We believe that our discipline has a special contribution to make to building an inclusive community of inquiry. We will work hard to try to understand how different members of the campus community experience things in different ways. Our doors are also open to any and all students and colleagues who would like to talk with us.

Yours,

Simon Feldman
Kristin Pfefferkorn
Derek Turner
Larry Vogel


 

Film Studies Program

March 29, 2015

To the Connecticut College Campus Community:

As a program dedicated to the thoughtful and critical analysis of representations, Film Studies is deeply committed to interrogating those speech acts—whether visual, written, or verbal—that perpetuate inequalities, and that contribute to the hateful, bigoted attitudes that permeate our culture. The events that stimulated our public statement and response are only the tip of what many of our students, faculty, and staff members face on a daily basis. Our program is committed to working to create an environment that cultivates respect, celebrates difference, and encourages understanding.

We add our voices to support the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to educational opportunity, and to work and create in an environment free of hostility and hate. The Film Studies program champions our students and colleagues who speak out against aggressions major and minor, and also believes in the possibility of learning from the pain that ignorant and harmful speech acts may cause. We encourage both continuing discussion and respectful dissent, and feel it is our responsibility to explore how the power of words and images can make our campus, and our world, a safer, more equitable, and intellectually vibrant place.

Nina K. Martin, Associate Professor
Ross Morin, Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Reich, Assistant Professor


Department of Music

March 29, 2015

We of the Department of Music clearly state that we do not condone dehumanizing speech filled with bigotry and hate. We will collaborate with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Sincerely,

John Anthony
Art Kreiger
Wendy Moy
James McNeish
Mark Seto
Midge Thomas
Dale Wilson


Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

March 30, 2015

To the Students, Staff, and Faculty of Connecticut College:

As a discipline focused on the study of East Asia, including Asian Americans, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures joins the Connecticut College community in vigorously condemning speech filled with bigotry and hate. Beyond speech, we acknowledge the chronic, ingrained negative patterns of thinking and practice that often taint our perceptions of racial, ethnic, sexual, class, and cultural difference and identity. In recognizing our own shortcomings and the frustrating gap between rhetoric and action on this campus, we renew our commitment to fostering an environment in which everyone feels accepted, valued, and respected as individuals.

Jingling Chen
Amy Dooling
Todd Foley
Yibing Huang
Tek-wah King
Hisae Kobayashi
Vivian She
Takeshi Watanabe


Department of German Studies

March 30, 2015

To the students, staff, and faculty of Connecticut College:

The members of the Department of German Studies state our opposition to language that dehumanizes another human being. Free speech must give voice to charged and divisive opinion, but must not make use of dehumanizing language that promotes hate and violence toward other individuals and groups. We support the students who have recently spoken out against dehumanizing speech and incidents of bias on this campus. And we express our concern about the harmful effect the present environment has on students, staff and faculty, and are committed to working with others that all may participate fully in the College’s life.

Geoffrey Atherton
Angela Gulielmetti
Suzuko Knott
Karolin Machtans


Department of Classics

March 30, 2015

The members of the Classics Department (which includes Classics and Arabic Studies) join others in the campus community in denouncing hate speech and bigotry. We hold dehumanizing language to be wrong no matter what the context or position.

Acts of racism, xenophobia, homophobia and sexism have affected members of our community, and we are especially concerned about the effect of bigotry on the well-being of all of those who have been the targets of hate speech.

We value all individuals in their diversity. Our department is committed to building a thriving community at our college where all people are empowered to participate. We support those who have voiced their opposition to hate speech and racism, and we commit to working together to make Connecticut College a safe and welcoming place to learn, live and work.

Hazza Abo Rabia
Waed Athamneh
Tobias Myers
Nina Papathanasopoulou
Darryl Phillips


Department of Anthropology

March 30, 2015

To the Students, Staff, and Faculty of Connecticut College,

In response to recent events on campus regarding racism, bigotry, and intolerance, the Department of Anthropology at Connecticut College wishes to publicly voice its opposition to all speech and acts that dehumanize any member of our community or incite suffering, violence, and/or brutality.

We recognize that the rights to free speech are indivisible, but we stand against speech acts, non-verbal forms of communication, and actions that attack the dignity of students, staff, and faculty. Statements or acts directed at students, staff, and/or faculty that are homophobic, sexist, bigoted, or hateful are protected by the First Amendment, but we passionately support the capacity of others to identify, interpret, and scrutinize such acts. Indeed, we believe that all speech and acts that are bigoted and hateful should be made public and subjected to thorough and thoughtful consideration with respect to the ways that they harm individuals as well as our broader intellectual community.

Furthermore, we are committed to helping guarantee that all Connecticut College students, staff, and faculty are afforded equal rights to education, intellectual exploration, and everyday campus life without fear of physical harm, directed hate, harm to their personal property, or any other form of hostility.

In anthropology, we believe that it is our professional responsibility to identify, question and when necessary call out racism in our everyday lives as well as in the policies, practices, and norms that define our institutions and structures. We are committed to collaborating with students, staff, and faculty across the College for the purpose of continuing to develop programming and creating spaces in which we can discuss and find meaningful resolutions to both the incidents and structures of racism, in our lives, in our community, and in our institution.

From the following members of the Department of Anthropology (arranged alphabetically),

Joyce Bennett, Visiting Assistant Professor
Catherine Benoît, Professor
Seema Golestaneh, C3 Postdoctoral Fellow
Anthony Graesch, Associate Professor and Chair
Manuel Lizarralde, Associate Professor
Chris Steiner, Professor


 

Department of Government and International Relations

March 30, 2015

We, the undersigned members of the Department of Government and International Relations, believe that we must collectively and individually work to create an environment that is supportive of and non-hostile to all members of our community. Thus, we publically recommit ourselves to, as stated in the Connecticut College matriculation pledge, “take responsibility for [our] beliefs, and to conduct [ourselves] with integrity, civility, and the utmost respect for the dignity of all human beings.”

At the same time, we wish to emphasize that though we deplore sentiments that incite or celebrate violence, the appropriate way to deal with speech that we disagree with is to exercise our own right to express that disagreement, while acknowledging and supporting the constitutional right of individuals to express their opinions.

As professors of politics we have studied the way group pressures both in the United States and throughout the international system have silenced dissenting voices. We remain deeply committed to civil liberties, and wish to leave no doubt that we, as a department, do not support suppression of speech.

In alphabetical order:

Tristan Anne Borer
MaryAnne Borrelli*
John Coats
Jane Dawson
Bill Frasure
Alex Hybel
Dorothy James
David Patton
Bill Rose
Caroleen Sayej
John Tian

*MaryAnne Borrelli supports this statement with the addition of the following: There is an important distinction between (a) stating a political view that someone might find offensive and (b) expressing one’s political view in a way that dehumanizes or devalues other people. I join with other colleagues and students in rejecting (b) because it is inconsistent with our institutional values at Connecticut College.


Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geophysics

March 30, 2015

Dear College Community,

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geophysics is committed to creating an environment where all persons, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, geographic origin, ethnicity, religion, or political views, can engage in an open and free pursuit of knowledge. We believe that every person is endowed from the first moment of their existence with inherent worth and dignity. Further, they carry with them the existential rights of life, lived as they see fit, and the pursuit of their own happiness. It is the duty of every person to respect these properties and rights of every other person. Any actions which are aimed to harm, devalue, or intimidate others are antithetical to this duty and will not be supported by this department.

The Mission Statement of Connecticut College states that we “strive to be a community in which all members feel comfortable, respect each other’s differences, and seek common ground.” We applaud all those who have had the courage, despite personal risk, to bring to light those incidents in which our community has failed to live up to this ambition. Only when all can speak freely and without fear of retribution, and when all can freely engage in open, honest, and respectful dialogue, can we say that we have attained this goal. As members of this department and of the larger campus community, we will work with all other members of our community to help make this goal a reality.

Sincerely,

Leslie Brown
Beverly Chomiak
Mohamed Diagne
Alan Hahn
Stacey Lion
Michael Monce
Michael Seifert
Douglas Thompson
Michael Weinstein


Department of Chemistry

March 30, 2015

Dear Members of the Campus Community,

The undersigned members of the chemistry department join the growing list of those expressing condemnation of speech that propagates hate and bigotry. Such speech opposes our values of inclusiveness and respect. All members of our campus community should be able to participate fully in the life of the college without feeling threat from hateful and dehumanizing language. We therefore support efforts to further build on a culture of inclusiveness and respect, which will ultimately make us a better and stronger institution.

Bruce Branchini
Stanton Ching
Vicki Fontneau
Adam Mastrocola
Udonna Ndu
Timo Ovaska
Tanya Schneider
Marc Zimmer
Evelyn Bamford


Department of Athletics and Physical Education

March 30, 2015

To the Campus Community,

The Department of Athletics and Physical Education does not support language or action toward or about any person or persons that harms or oppresses. We continue to be dedicated to working with the entire campus community.

Respectfully,

The Members of the Department of Athletics and Physical Education


Department of Computer Science

March 30, 2015

Dear College Community,

The members of the Department of Computer Science join others on campus in denouncing hate speech and bigotry. We call upon ourselves and others to act in order to strengthen our community and to move away from indifference.

We greatly value the respect and dignity of all individuals. We are especially concerned about the effect of bigotry on the well-being of those who have been the targets of hateful speech. We support those students who feel moved to speak out against dehumanizing speech and other bias incidents.

We publicly recommit ourselves to, as stated in the Connecticut College matriculation pledge, “take responsibility for [our] beliefs and to conduct [ourselves] with integrity, civility, and the utmost respect for the dignity of all human beings.” We will continue to play our part in creating safe spaces within the department for productive engagement. We look forward to collaborating with others to help move the College forward in achieving our goal of full participation.

Christine Chung
Ozgur Izmirli
James Lee
Gary Parker
Stephen Winters-Hilt


Class of 2105 President

March 30, 2015

Dear Seniors,

This week has brought to light many campus issues and as a part of your class council I would like to address them and reach out to all of you.

Over our four years here we have grown to love this community and have invested so much time into making it what it is. That being said, I encourage you to engage in the current campus-wide discussions occurring because it’s apparent that this community is fragmented. Today’s events allow for a campus wide reflection and it’s imperative that we’re all a part of it.

Additionally, I encourage you to reach out to class council. Our role as your class council is to serve as a liaison and address your concerns both in SGA and elsewhere. There are also many support systems in place that you should feel open to utilize.

Standing firmly against racism and othering of any kind within our community, may we all stand together in solidarity.

Respectfully,
Eleanor
President, Class of 2015


Department of French

March 30, 2015

In response to the statement by a faculty member that recently came to light, the French Department would like to communicate to students and the community that it holds dehumanizing language to be wrong no matter what the political context or positions. We uphold the right to free speech and debate, and this statement is part of our contribution to that debate.

James Austin
Ronan Chalmin


Department of Mathematics

March 30, 2015

To the College Community:

Members of the Mathematics Department have been deeply moved by the events that have affected our community over the past several weeks. We are grateful to our colleagues for their insights, and particularly to the Department of Philosophy for their thoughtful, honest, and compassionate statement.

The Department of Mathematics unequivocally affirms that all dialogue must be conducted in a spirit of tolerance, respect, and sympathy. Although the right to free speech — including academic freedom — is virtually absolute, it does not obviate this ethical obligation. Violence, intimidation, and hateful language are incompatible with the values of a civil society and the Connecticut College community. It is precisely during times of trial that it is most difficult — and most important — to uphold these principles.

Christopher Hammond
Warren Johnson
Priya Kohli
Stacey Lion
Kathy McKeon
Augustine O’Keefe
Perry Susskind
Vince Thompson
Matt Willis


 

Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA)

March 31, 2015

To the Campus Community,

As student scholars of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA), we condemn racist, dehumanizing, hateful and discriminatory speech, particularly when such speech incites or celebrates violence and brutality. In response to the recent events that have transpired on campus, including multiple instances of bigotry by members of the Connecticut College community, we affirm that our institution’s aspirations of inclusivity may only be achieved when members of the community respect one another and engage in constructive dialogue.

As a center, CISLA values multiplicity of perspective, global consciousness and moral responsibility. We denounce the particularly potent tactic of dehumanizing language, which has often been used as a means to justify brutality and create complacency in racism, sexism, classism, discrimination, colonialism and genocide. We recognize that such a tactic is especially dangerous when executed by someone in a position of power, privilege or authority.

We feel a public statement is essential to supporting the well-being of various members of the Connecticut College community, their right to equal educational opportunity, and their right to work in a non-hostile environment. We also believe that addressing such language is necessary to slow and prevent its normalization. Racist, dehumanizing, hateful, and discriminatory speech, regardless of intention or purpose, endangers and marginalizes members of our college community. We encourage productive discourse that celebrates inclusion, education, and respect.

We commit ourselves to moving the college forward in achieving full participation, and commend the college community members who have engaged and will continue to engage in thoughtful and respectful dialogue. Also, we encourage community members to participate in the coming conversations.

The undersigned students, faculty and staff of CISLA,

Eva Czapski ’17, Alex McDevitt ’17, Randsel Brannum ’17, Nam Hoang ’17, Molly Tuohy ’17, Kamal Kariem ’16, Brianna Cole ’17, Claire von Loesecke ’15, Zander Mintz ’17, Natalie Wenigmann ’17, Danielle Cyr ’15, Neal Tan ’15, Kirsten Forrester ’17, Soo Cho ’17, Kevin Castro ’17, Taylor Sivori ’16, Julia Enos ’16, Joanna Marks ’16, Starla Coffee ’15, Lauren Stubbs ’17, Daniel Gossels ’16, Caeli Smith ’15, Morgan Cowie-Haskell ’16, Laura Bentley ’17, Sam Lichtenstein ’17, Liv Markham ’16, Kelsey Fischer ’17, Kelsey Millward ’16, Audrey Wayman ’15, Molly Zatony ’17, Winona Mantelli ’15, Stephanie Reeves ’16, Alexis Cheney ’16, Nabeeh Asim ’17, Kui Murage ’16, Eli Scribner-Moore ’17, Caroline Leonard ’16, Maxiel Sanchez ’17, Anna Glidden ’16, Tessa Kaye ’17, Mia Haas-Goldberg ’16, Morgan Cowie-Haskell ’16, Melissa Mangum ’16, Lena Mininberg ’17, Carolina Lupo ’17, Sophia Delevie-Orey ’15, Melanie Argueta ’15, Danielle Palmieri ’15, Emilie Stoll ’17, Helen Hope Rolfe ’16, Jake Summers ’16, Vanessa Correia ’16, Katelyn Beans ’16, Sarah Storhagen ’17, Jill Ryan ’17, Maeve Hickey ’17, Mike Picard ’15, Joseph Blair ’16, Richard Hogoboom ’15, Mary Devins, Marc Forster, Marybeth Sydor


Department of Economics

March 31, 2015

We are in support of current and ongoing efforts to create a community in which each of us is free to express our views in a manner that is respectful of all. We reject bigotry and the use of dehumanizing language that divides our community. We stand in solidarity with those who have been subjected to any form of bigotry and dehumanization.

David Chavanne
Terry-Ann Craigie
Maria Cruz-Saco
Candace Howes
Rolf Jensen
Nancy Lewandowski
Monika Lopez-Anuarbe
Ellen Maloney
Ed McKenna
Purba Mukerji
Yongjin Park
Gerald Visgilio
Wei Zhang


 

Alumni Association Board of Directors

April 2, 2015

To all members of the College Community,

We, the Connecticut College Alumni Association Board of Directors, are troubled by recent events that have transpired on campus, including multiple instances of bigotry and hate speech. This board is deeply invested in Connecticut College and reaffirms our alma mater’s principles of inclusiveness, community, respect, and free, open and constructive dialogue.

In the past, we students have actively participated in social justice movements on and off campus. Though we are not on campus to participate at this time, we are committed to being involved as the community moves forward together.

Thank you,

Ken Kabel ’76 P’12, President
David C. Clark ’73
Jamie Glanton Costello ’89
Gregory Fleischmann ’90
Martha E. Gifford, Esq. ’73,
Liana Douillet Guzman ’05,
Ianthe Hensman Hershberger ’06,
Lucie Hoblitzelle Iannotti ’57 P’83
Usman Khosa ’04
Deborah Nichols Losse ’66
Lois Mendez-Catlin ’80
F. Wisner Murray ’79 P’11
Brent R. Never ’99
Carol Reeves Parke ’58
Jane Worley Peak ’42 P’75
Ryan R. Poirier ’96
Sarah A. Schoellkopf ’97
Carolyn Jones Schorer ’63
Frank Suher ’89
Liza Talusan ’97
Jennifer M. Tejada ’10
Leidy Y. Valencia ’09
Robin L. Wilson ’82
Dena Wolf Yeskoo ’75


East Asian Studies Student Advisory Board

April 12, 2015

In response to events that transpired prior, during, and after spring break, we, the undersigned members of the East Asian Studies Student Advisory Board (EASSAB), a student organization concerned with issues of fair and equitable representation and of cross-cultural understanding, stand in solidarity with the Connecticut College community in firmly condemning racist, dehumanizing, discriminatory, and hateful speech. We acknowledge that such speech, regardless of its purpose, intent, or speaker, is damaging to the community and undermines our institutional values of equity and inclusion. We remember our oath to the Honor Code, reminding us to foster her [the College’s] ideals and do our utmost to instill a respect in those among us who fail in their responsibility. We cherish these words and recognize that through self-reflection and through constructive and respectful dialogue, we can, as a college community, follow the Honor Code faithfully and foster our institutional aspiration for inclusivity and equity. Only then can we uphold a safe environment that embraces differences and treats individuals with respect, value, and dignity.

Jared Barbaresi ’15
Hallie Carmen ’18
Eva Czapski ’17
Susanna Dolan ’17
Matthew Garrett ’18
Nam Hoang ’17
Richard Hogoboom ’15
Scott Kaluzny ’17
Alexander Lawson ’18
Donglin Li ’17
Claire Lingham ’16
Alysia Mattson ’15
Alexandra McDevitt ’17
Charlotte Powning ’15
Helen Hope Rolfe ’16
Stephanie Jayne Shannon ’16
Nguyen Tran ’18
Jier Yang ’15


 

Office of Sustainability

April 26, 2015

Dear Connecticut College Community,

As the Office of Sustainability, we strive to understand the systemic structures that support racism and injustice. While recent events have angered and hurt many people, both inside and outside of our campus community, they have also provided an opportunity to directly address threatening and unacceptable behaviors and structures that affect members of our community on a daily basis. By understanding these behaviors and structures, we believe our community can actively develop solutions that, when implemented, institutionalize change needed to improve our community for the inclusion and equity of all members.

To create sustainable solutions to local and global challenges, it is imperative that we understand the connections between social equity, environmental stewardship, and economic well-being: this is our definition of sustainability. Our definition actively informs and directs the Office of Sustainability’s projects, initiatives, and purpose in the greater context of our community. Thus, understanding how issues of race, power, and privilege affect all aspects of our community is at the core of what we represent as an office. It is not possible for our campus and our extended community to be sustainable without identifying and counteracting institutional racism and injustice as it exists on our campus and in our daily lives.

We, the students, faculty, and staff of the Office of Sustainability, commit to work in solidarity with those helping to develop and implement changes to make our community more accessible, equitable, and safe for all. We look forward to working with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community at large in these efforts.

Sincerely,

A.J. Boyce ’17 – Economic Development Fellow
Noah Babbott-Bryan ’18 – Resource Efficiency Fellow
Randsel Brannum ’17 – Hodges Square Village Association, Community Engagement Fellow
Rebecca Brill Weitz ’18 – Children’s Program Garden Fellow
Soo Cho ’17 – Senior Fellow for Community Collaborations
Wesley Conner ’17 – New London County Food Policy Council, Food Hub Feasibility Fellow
Cian Fields ’16 – Sustainable Transportation Fellow
Emma Galante ’15 – New London County Food Policy Council, Access and Affordability Fellow
Virginia Gresham ’17 – Senior Fellow for Resource Management
Julia Goldman ’15 – Senior Fellow for the New London County Food Policy Council
Anna Guay ’17 – Hodges Square Village Association, Coordination Fellow
Sean Gutierrez-Schieferl ’18 – Waste Minimization Fellow
Eleanor Hardy ’15 – New London County Food Policy Council, Policy Fellow
Alix Israel ’15 – Sustainable Facilities Fellow
Chad Jones – Co-Director
Kira Kirk ’18 – Waste Minimization Fellow
Taryn Kitchen ’16 – Senior Fellow for Community Collaborations
Yu-Cheng Liu ’17 – Senior Fellow for Communications
Brent Lo ’16 – New London County Food Policy Council, Food Hub Feasibility Fellow
Emily MacGibeny ’16 – Senior Fellow for the Sprout Garden
Marina Milan ’17 – Sustainable Food Systems Fellow
Jillian Ouellette ’17 – Strategic Communications Fellow
Ariana Pazmino ’18 – New London County Food Policy Council, Emergency Food Systems Fellow
Alicia Perez ’17 – Lending Library Fellow
Allison Rand ’16 – Sustainable Purchasing Fellow
Thomas Redstone ’15 – Sustainable Land Management Fellow
Daniel Reynolds ’17 – Resource Efficiency Fellow
Christine Roundtree ’15 – Senior Fellow for the Sprout Garden
Kristina Satterlee ’15 – Sprout Garden Fellow
Anne Schwartz ’17 – Sprout Garden Fellow
Josh Stoffel – Co-Director
Marina Stuart ’16 – Content Developer and Editor
Margaret Sturtevant ’16 – Student Sustainability Coordinator
Jessica Sullivan ’18 – Content Developer and Editor
Azul Tellez ’15 – Sprout Garden Fellow
Micaela Tepler ’15 – Residential Sustainability Fellow
Jake Varsano ’18 – Senior Fellow for Resource Management
Paige Ziplow ’15 – New London County Food Policy Council, Nutrition Education Fellow


 

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