June 1, 2020
Dear NewSchool Campus Community,
As we reflect upon the recent tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with their loved ones. We mourn with them, with their communities, and with our country, and we join in the condemnation of the bigotry, violence, and ignorance that led to these horrific events. We must all come together to find the dignity and resolve to confront these issues now, and NewSchool will be a part of the solution.
As a community that is human-centered by design, our commitment is to ensure that everyone feels safe, respected, and welcome – that they know they belong and matter. We support the dignity and respect of all people, and our diversity is our greatest strength.
We realize that this statement cannot even begin to heal the hurt and trauma caused by structural and systemic racism and discrimination. We pledge to work together for a more equitable, just, and humane society.
With deep respect and in solidarity,
DENISE DEZOLT, PH.D.
Interim President & CAO