What a wonderful graduation ceremony yesterday! It was of course bittersweet for me, since it was my last as President, but it also brought back great memories of graduations over the last fourteen years.
I am troubled by last night’s events, during which access to a speaking event was blocked and, as a result, community members were unable to attend a lecture at Claremont McKenna College’s Athenaeum.
The Departments of Justice and Education released a statement rescinding previous guidance around protections for transgender students under Title IX, and stating that rights for transgender people should be decided at a state level.
This past week, President Donald Trump signed three deeply troubling executive orders related to immigration, border security, refugee admissions, and entry from certain Muslim majority countries.
Yesterday, in the wake of Tuesday’s election, members of the Pomona College community came together in large groups and small to share emotions and concerns and to offer each other support.
I am writing to you as promised in my earlier message today. Many members of our community have asked for spaces and opportunities to come together for support and reflection in light of the election results.
Les escribo esta nota tal como les prometí en mi mensaje anterior. Muchos miembros de nuestra comunidad nos han pedido espacios y oportunidades para reunirse y reflexionar sobre los resultados de la elección presidencial.
On a day like this, the personal and the political cannot be separated. I write to you with some thoughts on how we might move forward as a community, recognizing that each of us will bring our own perspective to the issues we face.

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