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President Hargis issues statement on Chauvin verdict

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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Cowboy Family,

Today’s historic verdict in Minneapolis in the trial of Derek Chauvin calls for introspection and a recognition of the hurt and anguish the marginalized members of our community and the nation have experienced.

As an institution of higher education, OSU values diversity, equity and inclusion for all. I urge the entire Cowboy community to embrace each other in unity and join our nation in its journey of healing – recognizing that much work remains to be done.

The Cowboy family must remain committed to pursuing positive change and standing against racism in our society. If you need support during this time, our mental health resources are available to you.

President Burns Hargis

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