from Dean Jeff Vincent
August 14, 2017
Dear NSOE community,
This morning, Duke President Vince Price issued a swift and unequivocal condemnation of the repugnant violence and senseless loss of life that occurred in Charlottesville this weekend:
“What we have all seen in Charlottesville was a sickening display of hate, bigotry, racism, and ignorance, which must be denounced in strongest of terms. We mourn the weekend’s terrible injuries and tragic loss of life. That these events occurred on and around the grounds of one of our nation’s great universities only adds to our dismay and deepens our profound sympathies. We salute the people of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia for their courage and unbroken devotion to community in the face of such hatred, and restate our own steadfast commitments to diversity, inclusion and respect for everyone at Duke.”--Vincent E. Price, President, Duke University
I wholeheartedly endorse President Price’s words, and I reaffirm our school’s commitment to a community free of hate and founded on respect and tolerance.