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Author: Luis Chacon

Jul 31, 2020

Racial Equity: Responding to Student Feedback, New Commitments and Next Steps

Dear NC State community, At this unique time in history, we are witnessing widespread and continuing attention to the devastating impacts of institutionalized racism across our country. These issues are, of course, not new; their beginnings are older than our nation itself. Institutionalized racism is a shameful part of our nation’s, our state’s and even our… 

Jan 9, 2017

Welcome Back, Pack

NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus. I hope you were able to rest, have some fun, enjoy time with family and friends over the winter break, and are ready for a successful spring semester. Looking back for a moment, by many accounts 2016 was an absolutely extraordinary year… 

Nov 9, 2016

Responding to the Election

NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: The long and contentious presidential campaign that concluded with yesterday’s vote clearly has the country divided, and understandably has resulted in a wide range of feelings throughout our nation, our state and our own campus community. Now that the election is behind us and the United States has a new… 

Jul 16, 2016

Comments on Attack in Nice, France

Dear NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: The last few days brought another disturbing attack, this time in Nice, France, which killed dozens of innocent people and injured many more as they gathered to celebrate Bastille Day. On behalf of the NC State community, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims, their families… 

Jun 13, 2016

Response to Orlando shooting

Dear NC State Community: Early Sunday morning’s hateful and horrible shooting at an Orlando nightclub – the worst mass shooting in U.S. history – is the latest tragedy that has deeply saddened our nation and had a significant impact on members of our NC State community. On behalf of the NC State family, our thoughts and prayers go… 

Apr 14, 2016

HB2 Update: Impacts on NC State

Dear NC State Community: As the end of the 2015-2016 academic year quickly approaches, most in our Wolfpack community are focused on completing their work before the semester comes to a close. For more than 5,000 of our students, this is an especially exciting time as they prepare to graduate and take their NC State experiences off… 

Nov 14, 2015

Comments on Paris Attacks

On behalf of NC State, please let me offer my condolences to anyone in our community personally affected by last night’s horrible violence.