Published July 31, 2016

‘All of Us Together’

Monmouth committee brings campus together
  • “half staff” by Clyde Robinson (via flickr)
Dear Monmouth College Community:

We are all deeply saddened by the painful events that occurred recently in Orlando, Fla., Falcon Heights, Minn., Baton Rouge, La., and Dallas, as well as those in France, Germany, Iraq, Syria and many other countries of the world.

We write this note on behalf of Monmouth College’s “All of US Together” committee to express our shared grief as well as our shared commitment to work diligently for the betterment of our campus community and our national and international community as well.

As a committee, we also wish to be a resource for those who may be particularly hurting from these events. While this work is challenging, it is of critical importance, and as a residential liberal arts college we are uniquely positioned to engage in it.

In setting up the “All of Us Together” committee, President Clarence Wyatt charged the group with both to help Monmouth celebrate our existing strengths in terms of openness and inclusivity and also to “to bring to light challenges that some members of our community may encounter that others of us do not see,” recommending concrete actions that we can take to improve our campus community in these matters and, by extension, our nation and our world.

You will hear more from the committee on these matters in the coming year. We also welcome your suggestions and ideas.

With a shared commitment to the betterment of Monmouth and our larger world, and for the committee,

Dean Mohsin Masood,
Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life
Co-Chair

Dr. Timothy P. Gaster
Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages
Co-Chair

All of Us Together
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