Thoughts from the Dean

 Dean Sukumaran in the Idea Kitchen
Dean Sukumaran in front of a handful of students in a classroom

February 2021

Dean Sukumaran in front of Benton Hall, wearing a mask

I am approaching my 6-month mark at Miami University and thought it timely that I reflect on the past 90 days. Since my last message to the CEC community, we have experienced a national election and a pandemic that has exacerbated inequities and resulted in so much loss of life with ensuing grief and sorrow. The lack of civility in our political discourse, breakdown of democratic ideals, untruths, and tribalism have highlighted the urgent need for community. Community does not see differences: only a common cause where conflict is resolved through dialogue. It is a place where people of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, abilities, and other visible and nonvisible differences can find common ground.

Read the February 2021 post