Dear College of Pharmacy Family:
We condemn the lawless and violent desecration of our U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. yesterday by individuals who were spurred on by hate, untruths, and reckless disregard for the Constitution of the United States that defends against such egregious actions. Freedom of expression is a right and a privilege in this country; however, how we express dissent must be healthy, safe, respectful, and within the law. The difficulties of an unprecedented pandemic and social injustice have been challenging enough; to start a new year with this outrageous event is unimaginable. Your College of Pharmacy family remains steadfast in supporting you as we grapple with this disheartening event. Let us all pledge to transfer to a new semester, as well as new democratic power, with peace and unity.
Kelly M. Smith
Dean, UGA College of Pharmacy