Rusty's Reflections: Summer 2009
As I write this, the sun is shining, students are enjoying the warm weather on Northrop Mall, and the University has settled into summer: a less frenetic--although no less busy--time for us all.
This summer is offering some new challenges, and I'm sure that the University's budget situation is as much on your mind as it is on mine. Balancing our newly-reduced budget means that life in the future will look a bit different for all of us, and our all-staff meeting on July 15 will be devoted to discussing the specifics of this different future.
This will be an important conversation, one that will help us to ensure that our individual and collective commitment to equity and diversity at the University continues to move forward. With each of you doing the excellent work that you do, I have no doubt that it will.
Our meeting on July 15 will also be an opportunity for us all to formally welcome our new colleagues from the Graduate School Diversity Office, who officially joined OED as of July 1. The GSDO staff is already well-known to many of you, and I know that you'll be as excited as I am for all of us to work together to further the University's equity and diversity goals.
I look forward to seeing you on July 15. In the meantime, enjoy your summer, and don't hesitate to be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.