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Our hearts are with the family of 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III on this day, when the jury's verdict of first-degree murder marked two and a half years of seeking justice for his killing on our campus.

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The University System of Maryland Board of Regents released the final report of an independent review of the UMD’s response to the presence of adenovirus on campus, as well as mold in the residence halls, during the fall 2018 semester.

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Welcome to the UMD community

Welcome to another year of opportunity, for each of us individually and as a community.

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Last Friday, June 28, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announced that it is placing UMD on "warning" that "its accreditation may be in jeopardy because of insufficient evidence that [UMD] is currently in compliance with Standard VII (Governance, Leadership, and Administration)." This Standard requires that UMD "operate as an academic institution with appropriate autonomy." 

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I write to reaffirm the University of Maryland's commitment to international collaborations and support for all faculty, students, visiting scholars, and staff on our campus from all countries, including China. American research universities, a landmark of American civilization, have thrived because of our core values of openness, academic freedom, and inclusiveness. 

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