Following Monday evening’s shooting in Michigan, we mourn for and with our fellow Spartans, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of those killed and injured.
As SJSU celebrates and honors its spring and summer graduates this week, we now do so with very heavy hearts. Our campus community feels deep sorrow, grief and anger on behalf of the innocent victims and loved ones killed in yesterday’s shooting tragedy in Uvalde, Texas.
It pains me to write another message regarding a horrifying mass shooting. This one occurred over the weekend and targeted a Christian church in Southern California whose congregation is mostly of Taiwanese descent.
I write to you today with deep sadness. A horrific act of violence in Buffalo, New York compels me to speak to our campus community. There should be no place in our society for hate, especially hatred based on race, religion or place of origin.
On a day we hoped would be reserved for the celebration of our Spring 2021 graduating class, we instead are grappling once again with the grim aftermath of a horrific mass shooting that today took the lives of several individuals here in San José.