From Chancellor Rebecca Blank:
We must continue our efforts to build a stronger, more inclusive and interconnected community here at UW that can support one another and contribute to a path forward for the nation.
Close elections like we've just experienced can result in a range of reactions. In the coming days, I ask that students to engage respectfully in debate over current events. We're providing space for community discussions with staff on hand to listen and provide support:
The more inclusive, interconnected and engaged we are as a community, the stronger and more resilient we become. These efforts are a work in process. Each of us is always in the process of becoming more aware and more understanding of other perspectives. This work is never finished. But more than ever, it is vital to our campus, nation and world.