Statement on the Weekend Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Like many of you, I followed the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend with horror and profound dismay. Such acts reaffirm the deep importance of Dartmouth's core values. We condemn bias and bigotry, including racist and anti-Semitic hate, in absolute terms. We embrace the power of diversity with the knowledge that it enhances the depth of our learning and the quality of our community. And we believe in the open and respectful exchange of ideas, done without intimidation or violence. 

In the aftermath of such unnecessary and senseless acts, it is essential that we remain resolute and committed to another core value—that of instilling in our community members a sense of responsibility for each other and for the broader world.