Messages from the President
Read communications from the president below.
Monday, October 18, 2021
Statement on the Announcement of Congressman Doyle’s RetirementOn behalf of the Carnegie Mellon University community, we thank Congressman Mike Doyle for his more than 26 years of service to Pittsburgh and our nation. His steadfast commitment to the region’s innovation ecosystem has transformed Western Pennsylvania and helped to create a brighter future for its citizens, including countless students.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Our Gratitude for Your SupportWe write today to express our immense gratitude for the outpouring of love we have received from the CMU community after the sudden passing of our son Thomas. The many notes of support we received in recent days have been deeply touching at such a difficult time.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Continued Progress on DEI CommitmentsWith the fall semester well underway, I write today to update you on our community’s ongoing efforts to confront racism and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the university. Following my first update from December 10, we have continued to make meaningful progress executing the 34+ commitments that were announced in July of last year. By fostering a more diverse and inclusive community, these actions further enhance our academic and institutional excellence, and support individual and collective well-being.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Announcing the Hoskinson Center for Formal MathematicsI write today to share the exciting news that CMU has received a new $20 million gift from Charles Hoskinson to establish the Hoskinson Center for Formal Mathematics in our Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Hoskinson Center for Formal Mathematics will be led by Dr. Jeremy Avigad, professor of philosophy in the Dietrich College and professor of mathematical sciences in the Mellon College of Science (MCS).
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Announcing the Search for CMU’s Vice President for ResearchAs you may recall, earlier this summer, I announced J. Michael McQuade’s retirement from his full-time role as Vice President for Research (VPR) and that Daryl Weinert, CMU’s Vice President for Operations, will serve as Interim VPR while we initiate a search for a new vice president. Today, I am pleased to officially launch a comprehensive, global search for Carnegie Mellon’s next Vice President for Research.
Friday, September 10, 2021