From the Chancellor

Remembering Our Values

January 14, 2011

Dear Colleagues,

During the past year I have written and spoken frequently about the importance of civility and values in a pluralistic democratic society, and why civility and values matter in today's world. This question was addressed eloquently by President Obama on Wednesday evening as he spoke in Tucson to honor those slain and wounded in last Saturday's tragedy. For those who may have missed the President's remarks, his speech is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/12/remarks-president-barack-obama-memorial-service-victims-shooting-tucson. I commend the President's message to your attention as it is particularly appropriate this weekend, as we pause to honor the ideals and principles exemplified by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank You and Best Wishes,

Chancellor Michael Drake