Today is the last day of class. It has been a semester that we will all remember throughout our lives for the disruption and devastation that the coronavirus has wrought, but even more so for the resilience, love and compassion that each of us, our friends, family, and MCSP community, have shown towards one another and the wider society and global community.
It has been a privilege for me to be part of the MCSP community this year, to get to know you, and to be inspired by each one of you and your ideas, spirit, and commitment to creating a more just world.
In the midst of this time of social distancing, isolation, and despair, I hope you can step back and reflect on all the good from this year – the loving, lasting friendships you have made, the great teachers you have encountered, the intellectual breakthroughs you’ve experienced, the passionate individuals and organizations that you have participated with to further social justice, the dialogues and late night conversations that have allowed you to hear and engage with peers from different backgrounds and with different viewpoints, and the wonderful MCSPhamily nights and community activities that have helped us bond as a community and stay healthy and well.
Truly, MCSPers are the best of "the leaders and best" as we are "the compassionate, kind, and just."
I wish each one of you much happiness and success going forward, and l look forward to hearing from you in the future with updates on your continuing efforts to create a more just society and world, and to live lives of meaning and fulfillment.
Stay healthy and well,