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Author: rcleahey

Sep 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence

Dear NC State Community, I hope each of you, your families and your loved ones are safe and secure as our state and region continue to feel the effects of Hurricane Florence. While we are all thankful that NC State’s campus did not experience major impacts from the storm, we must remain mindful that many in our… 

Oct 4, 2017

Take Care of the Pack

NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: Our nation and our world have unfortunately experienced several tragedies this year, including natural disasters and extreme acts of violence. We know these events have real impacts on members of the Wolfpack, and often on our overall community. Since the academic year began we’ve witnessed, for example, hurricanes that ravaged… 

Sep 5, 2017

Response to DACA Announcement

NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: The announcement on September 5, 2017 by the US Attorney General that the federal government is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has generated great concern among many across our nation, including in our NC State community. DACA students are valuable contributors to our university and enhance the… 

Aug 17, 2017

Welcome to the New Academic Year

Welcome Wolfpack Community to a new academic year! Campus has been bustling with activity, from students moving into residence halls to Wolfpack Welcome week and a variety of events like RecFest, Convocation and Respect the Pack. I am happy to welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff to what we expect will be an… 

Aug 14, 2017

Standing for Diversity, Inclusion and Respect

NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: Along with our colleagues at the University of Virginia, we are deeply disturbed by the hateful and violent incidents led by white supremacists over the weekend in Virginia. NC State stands in solidarity with UVA, the citizens of Charlottesville and others across the country against these and all acts of hate,… 

Feb 28, 2017

Extraordinary Students, Faculty and Staff

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, As a top-tier research university, one of the many outstanding opportunities that NC State offers students is the ability to engage in hands-on research throughout their academic careers. The many examples of exciting discovery happening across campus every day is one of the key reasons we are the “Think and Do”… 

Jan 29, 2017

Response to Immigration Executive Order

NC State Community: On Friday, January 27, President Trump issued an Executive Order limiting immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. The order also directed the suspension of the refugee admission program for 120 days and suspended all refugee processing of… 

Oct 11, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Follow-Up

Many thanks to the numerous staff who tirelessly worked to clean up damage caused by Hurricane Matthew and make sure our campus was prepared for normal class and work schedules this week.   Although conditions on campus are back to normal, the massive storm left many areas in our state dealing with major flooding, power…