Grassroots healing

Dear Texas Woman’s Community,

I hope this message finds you well as we each recover in our own way from the repercussions of yesterday’s events at the U.S. Capitol and while continuing to navigate through this ongoing global pandemic. I want to acknowledge the mental stress of this moment, but also remind you that at Texas Woman’s, you are not alone.

Each of us processes national events over a backdrop of our own lived experience. At a university, we have the responsibility to expand our thinking through conversation, by holding space for multiple perspectives, and in listening and learning from each other. In higher education, we can only hone our critical thinking by putting our ideas to the test using method and correctness in reasoning.

“We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free.”
― Epictetus, The Discourses

I look forward to the opportunities that come from having you all back on campus, even virtually, next week. In community and conversation, we can process these events and our hopes for the future together. None of us is so wise or so educated that we cannot learn something new, and through our higher ed journey, make the world a better place for all.

With a pioneering spirit,

Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.
Chancellor and President

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