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To foster the education, critical thinking and intellectual growth of students, to create and apply new knowledge via research, scholarship and the creative arts, to improve the surrounding world, we must first foster an inclusive community of global citizens committed to academic freedom. We are dedicated to act with entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the power of technology, operate with fiscal responsibility and administrative efficiency, foster transformational change and create a vibrant surrounding community.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Roger L. Worthington as the new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).

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Diamondback Letter to the Editor June 20, 2017
By the President's Office and the UMD Senate

​See it online: http://www.dbknews.com/2017/06/20/umd-senate-administration-response-hate-bias-incidents/

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The horrific assault that took the life of a young man on our campus on Saturday morning has shocked, saddened, and angered our community and beyond. 

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As we begin today, at 1 PM, the spring commencement exercises to celebrate the graduating class 2017 of the University of Maryland, I would like to ask all of us, wherever we are, to please join in a moment of silence to mourn and honor a Bowie State University student, who lost his life in a senseless and unprovoked assault here on our campus, yesterday morning.

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A Note of Condolence

I am writing to all of you today with a heavy heart.

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