USM Statement on August 12, 2017 Violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Adelphi, Md. (Aug. 13, 2017) -- The state's public higher education system, the University System of Maryland, is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, and fairness on each of our campuses.

The racially motivated hate and violence witnessed this weekend in the City of Charlottesville and at the University of Virginia are antithetical to these values and to the principles of free inquiry and open discussion that are the basis of learning and scholarship.  Our thoughts are with the victims of these tragic events. 


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