Read communications from the president to the campus community below.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Information About Commencement 2021I am pleased to announce several important developments surrounding Commencement, a unique milestone in the lives of our students and their families, and a treasured CMU tradition. As part of our plan to celebrate the Class of 2021, we will now offer two options for in-person Commencement exercises: (1) an in-person Commencement exercises for the graduating students in the Class of 2021 on the Pittsburgh campus this May and (2) a formal in-person Commencement ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to be held in May 2022.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Extending the Memorial Day HolidayCMU persevered in upholding our core missions in education and research, due in large part to the adaptability and creativity of our faculty and staff, which were critical to our success. On behalf of the entire leadership of the university, we want to thank each of you for your efforts this year. As an additional tangible expression of our gratitude and appreciation, we are pleased to announce that this year’sMemorial Day holiday will be extended by two additional paid days off, to include Friday, May 28, and Tuesday, June 1.
Friday, March 19, 2021
In Support of the Asian and Asian American CommunitySince last March, 3, 800 hate crimes and violent acts against Asians and Asian Americans have been reported to Stop AAPI Hate — with roughly two-thirds of these attacks directed at women. And those numbers are almost certainly an underreporting of such incidents. Let me be clear: The CMU community condemns bigotry in all forms. It has no place in our community or in society. We must all come together to help put an end to the seemingly endless acts of hatred.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Taking Action Against HateOver the past several years we have witnessed a disturbing rise in attacks rooted in hate. We wish to re-affirm our commitment to stand in solidarity with all those seeking equity and peace. Today, University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Pat Gallagher and I announced a joint center dedicated to combating extremist hate.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Announcing the Search for a Vice President for University Communications and MarketingAs we look ahead to the start of the next academic year, today we launch a national search for a Vice President for University Communications and Marketing. This key leadership position will be responsible for formulating and executing a comprehensive communications strategy for telling the CMU story and enhancing our global reputation.
Monday, February 15, 2021