Dear GSAS students,
I am writing not so much to impart information as simply to acknowledge the extraordinary psychic pressures entailed by recent historical events: the grief, uncertainty, and anxiety to which the COVID-19 pandemic has subjected us; our horror and sadness over the brutal killing of George Floyd; and the outrage we all rightly feel over the systemic racism and other societal injustices reflected in both of these developments.
As you struggle against these realities, I remain ever mindful of the support such struggle necessitates, and I urge you to make use of the resources GSAS offers in this regard during this trying period and beyond. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of help in any way, and know that my thoughts are with you.
With all my best,