Faculty members release statement of solidarity in wake of anti-Semitic Valentine’s Day card


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TO THE EDITOR:

We, members of the Central Michigan University faculty, have all learned of an anti-Semitic incident on our campus, one that glibly made light of the genocide of the Jewish people (and other marginalized groups) during the Holocaust.

President George Ross issued a statement that this horrendous deed is not representative of our community. He said that such an act, while protected by the First Amendment, is unacceptable. At Central Michigan University, he stated, “we stand up against hate, protect the safety of all, and build bridges of understanding that bring people together.”

But let us be more clear.

First and foremost, we stand in unflinching solidarity with Jewish communities on our campus and beyond. We uphold you now and always. We will do everything in our power to protect you, to listen to and hear your truths, to affirm and teach your histories and current-day experiences, and to celebrate your people.

Further, we reject acts of hate against any group of fellow humans on our campus and in our communities at home and abroad. Here, too, we vow to uphold the values of a diverse society that treasures the multiplicity of voices, experiences and identities.

We condemn any rhetoric or any group that provides fertile ground for hate speech. We will not hesitate to name things for what they are. Speaking out against hate and intolerance isn’t a partisan act; it is a moral imperative rooted in the fight for justice, dignity and human rights.

We won’t make peace with hate on our campus or anywhere else.

  1. Christi Brookes
  2. Laura Cochrane
  3. Amanda E. Garrison
  4. Elbert P. Almazan
  5. Andrew Dietzel
  6. Alan P. Rudy
  7. Sara Moslener
  8. Donna Ericksen
  9. Harry Mika
  10. Michael Mamp
  11. Elizabeth A. Meadows
  12. Janice H. Tomasik
  13. Rebecca M. Hayes
  14. Tracy Brown
  15. David Jesuit
  16. Kelly J. Murphy
  17. JoEllen DeLucia
  18. Stephanie Mathison
  19. Andrew Blom
  20. Sarah Surface-Evans
  21. Talat Halman
  22. Rob Noggle
  23. Lisa DeMeyer
  24. Matt Johnson
  25. Pete Orlik
  26. Kate Rosier
  27. Patty Williamson
  28. Andrew M. Wehrman
  29. Jennifer Schisa
  30. Scott C. Schumann
  31. Alexandra Ulana Klymyshyn
  32. Sandy Folsom
  33. Michael Evans
  34. Wafa Hozien
  35. Cathy Willermet
  36. Carlin Borsheim-Black
  37. Neil Christiansen
  38. Matthew Liesch
  39. Maureen N. Eke
  40. Philip L. Hertzler
  41. Guy Newland
  42. Lisa Gandy
  43. Cathy Hicks Kennard
  44. Nathan Weed
  45. David Whale
  46. Jennifer Luedtke Kennedy
  47. Rob Faleer
  48. Shannon Palmer
  49. Dusty Myers
  50. Stacey Kerr
  51. Elizabeth A. Bradshaw
  52. Brigitte Bechtold
  53. Jeffrey Weinstock
  54. Ethan A. Kolek
  55. Laurel Zwissler
  56. Tim Hartshorne
  57. Jorge Brea
  58. Jason R. Kennedy
  59. Gil Musolf
  60. Mary-Garland Jackson
  61. Mark E. Deschaine
  62. Marcello Graziano
  63. Katrina Piatek-Jimenez
  64. Justin Smith
  65. Michael Libbee
  66. Merlyn Mowrey
  67. John Robertson
  68. Elina Erzikova
  69. Craig Ericksen
  70. Reid Skeel
  71. Amy Little
  72. Jim McDonald
  73. Kathleen Woehrle
  74. Jeffrey Edwards
  75. Debraj Chakrabarti
  76. Steven Gorsich
  77. Susan Grettenberger
  78. Kris McDermott
  79. Ari Berk
  80. David Zanatta
  81. Michelle Steinhilb
  82. Anna Monfils
  83. Xantha Karp
  84. Stephen Juris
  85. Nate Smith
  86. John Lopes
  87. Paul Collins
  88. Mark P. Reilly
  89. Kirsten Weber
  90. Will Anderson
  91. Tim Connors
  92. Keeley Stanley-Bohn
  93. Al Wildey
  94. Suzanne Woods
  95. Daniela Richter
  96. Bill Leibfritz
  97. Joanna White
  98. Kennen White
  99. Stacey Lim
  100. Elaine DiFalco Daugherty
  101. Anthony D. Feig
  102. Heather Trommer-Beadslee
  103. Mary Senter
  104. Joanne Dannenhoffer
  105. J. Cherie Strachan
  106. Nancy Eddy
  107. Jeffery Betts
  108. Jill Taft-Kaufman
  109. Caitlin Hamstra
  110. Charlotte Amaro
  111. JoDell Heroux
  112. Joseph Anderson
  113. Ted Troxell
  114. Jennifer Kitchen
  115. Kris Sanford
  116. Sarah Pfohl
  117. Maria Mercedes Gonzalez
  118. Nina Nash-Robertson
  119. Annette Thornton
  120. Aaron Lacluyze
  121. LaToya Lain
  122. Gretchen Papazian
  123. Janet M. Sturm
  124. Cindy Davia
  125. Tyler Morkin
  126. Renee Babcock
  127. Bruce Bonnell
  128. Liann Yates
  129. Denny St. John
  130. Jay C. Batzner
  131. David Smith
  132. Daniel Patterson
  133. J. Holton Wilson
  134. Nicole Sparling Barco
  135. Joe Finck
  136. Bill Wandless
  137. Daniela Teodorescu
  138. Joe Sommers
  139. Jennifer Weible
  140. Marian Matyn
  141. Wiline Pangle
  142. Rachel Caspari
  143. Bryan Gibson
  144. David Kinney
  145. Dean Pamela S. Gates
  146. Deric R. Learman
  147. April M. Burke
  148. Acting Dean Betty Kirby
  149. Amy Ford
  150. Steve Berglund
  151. Anne M. Hornak
  152. Acting Associate Dean Megan Goodwin
  153. Casey Robards
  154. Tracy Collins
  155. Jonathan W. Riggs
  156. Catherine Tobin
  157. Paul Anderson
  158. Polly Pritchard
  159. Interim Associate Dean Denise Webster
  160. Aparna Lhila
  161. Lindabeth Binkley
  162. Jodi Brookins-Fisher
  163. Tara McCarthy
  164. Brooke Harrison
  165. Mark Freed
  166. Anne Hiebert Alton
  167. Stephanie Galli
  168. Leslie Wallace
  169. Stephen A. Jones
  170. John Pfeiffer
  171. Jeff Johnston
  172. Amy McGinnis
  173. Michelle Estradé
  174. Michael Papa
  175. Kim Chorvath
  176. Lorrie A. Murray
  177. Eric Russell
  178. Kevin Pangle
  179. Joyce Baugh
  180. Roger Hatch
  181. Brad Swanson
  182. Susan C. Griffith
  183. René Revis Shingles
  184. Evelyn Smith
  185. Joyce Henricks
  186. Michael Volker

-CMU Faculty

  1. CMU’s Multiculturalism & Diversity Education Council
  2. Jon Humiston
  3. David Proctor
  4. Christine Berthume
  5. Rae Marie Buchholz
  6. Dan Daugherty
  7. The Executive Board of the Union of Teaching Faculty
  8. Janis M. Voege

-Other signatures outside of faculty proper



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