A message Vice President Micheal Goh, Office for Equity and Diversity:
"Dear University Community,
Over the past several weeks we have done our best to adjust to difficult circumstances that have disrupted our daily lives and threatened our health and wellbeing. I am proud of the strength and resilience of our University community. I know we will continue working together to care for ourselves and one another during this crisis.
An important part of that care is offering support to our Asian and Asian-American community members who are experiencing an increase in incidents of racism and xenophobia related to COVID-19. These incidents harm our students, staff, and faculty, and leave many feeling unsafe and unwelcome at a time when there is heightened fear and anxiety due to the number of bias incidents occurring in Minnesota and across the country."