How to respond to yet another mass shooting? First, we can express sorrow and convey our sympathies to those immediately affected by the violence. The black Buffalo community that was attacked yesterday is suffering, and it will take a long time to heal. Compassion for their anguish is the least we can offer, and we … Read more
Such an exciting week at Wesleyan as we welcome members of the Class of 2026 and help them launch their college journeys. Meeting new people from around the world, discovering new perspectives, and hearing about experiences so different from their own—this is just the beginning. Every year I hear from students who get to know … Read more
In two controversial decisions this week, the Supreme Court turned to history to justify the political views of an emboldened conservative majority. With haughty condescension, the majority concluded that a New York State law regulating firearm use was unconstitutional because it limited the right to bear arms in ways inconsistent with the Second Amendment and … Read more
It’s Commencement season, and in speech after speech graduates are told that they can change the world, that they can carve their own paths, that their generation will address the massive problems left to them by others. As educators, we want our students to feel hopeful and creative — not complacent or fatalistic. But it’s … Read more
The news is gut wrenching. I have been visiting my 94-year-old mother and suddenly we heard the awful bulletin of children being shot. This time Texas. This time also a teacher; this time also a grandmother. Many commentators have underscored that the United States is alone among industrialized countries to prioritize access to guns over … Read more
Wesleyan stands in solidarity with those who reject the politics of fear and hatred that fuels this latest form of racist violence.
Now is a time for grieving, for attentiveness and care. It is also a time to work for hospitality and justice.
Across America yesterday, students and their allies marched for legislation that would provide genuine gun safety — they marched for their lives and for ours.
Last night the country was again shocked to learn of yet another mass killing.
At Wesleyan, we can inform ourselves about the role of guns in our history this semester at the Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns.