I have spoken with several of you this week, and I know that many of you are worried or fearful or upset at the results of this week’s election.
I want to state as clearly as I can that I am personally committed with all my heart – as is the Astronomy Department – to create and maintain an atmosphere of inquiry and learning, of diversity and inclusion, and of free expression in a safe environment. All of you are welcome here, and we will do whatever we can to foster a healthy environment for every one of our students, and to improve things when we need to.
Please feel free to talk with me with any concerns you have. Send email or make an appointment or – if you want to – start a discussion on this thread.