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Make KU Strong Through Respect and Support

Neeli Bendapudi, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
KU Lawrence Staff, Faculty and Affiliates
All KU Lawrence and Edwards Students

Dear Jayhawk Family,
An institution of higher learning must aspire to the highest ideals of society.  We are ONE team at KU and the strength, the diversity of thought, identities, cultures, and experiences, and the ability to showcase the wide breadth of conversations happening in our world must be our guiding light.
You are a Jayhawk and KU is a home for you.  Let us not allow this moment to blind us to the commonality we share.
We as Jayhawks must respect, understand, and make space for one another and our varied responses.  Let the crimson and blue ties that bind us all make KU a space where we fundamentally value, respect and look out for one another.  If you find incidents of us not living up to this standard, please contact the KU Public Safety Office.  As a friend and colleague puts it, we must be sure we give ourselves and others a little grace.
With love, respect, and a little Rock Chalk,
Neeli Bendapudi
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
University of Kansas



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