• Kenneth Elmore

    Kenneth Elmore (Wheelock’87) is Boston University’s associate provost and dean of students; he can be reached at dos@bu.edu. Profile

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There are 19 comments on POV: “I Am Angry. But I Will Not Waste My Anger”

  1. I am angry but I will not lose or waste my anger. I am exhausted but I will keep on keeping on. Thank you Kenn. To our students: reach out if you need someone to talk to.

  2. Kenn, you just just led me to an oasis!
    Do you have (graduate?) work-study students who, under your guidance, can expand this into a reading course?
    It would spring-load people to dive into libraries once we have a new normal.

    1. Hi Robert! I also thought it would be great if we can have a book club (virtually & on campus) that reads and discuss books related to systematic racism and possible ways to combat it to help everyone learn together!

  3. Thank you Kenn. This has given us cause to rethink our course syllabi, at the very least. November is critical, but not sufficient- the problems surfacing now have
    been there beneath the surface since long before Orange. Perhaps he has actually done us a perverse favor by resurfacing the smolder and fanning it back into conflagration. Let’s deal with racism, intolerance, and inequity head on, once and for all.

  4. Wise but sad words, Kenn. Yes, it IS moral change we need. Is this the next big challenge for our institutions of higher learning? The nation is exhausted, as you said. Exhausted and discouraged. Please, please … may we be shown the way to build instead of tear down … and may we BE the change we seek.

  5. Thank you Dr. Elmore. We need to talk about racism in this country. I hope BU can lead that discussion. To own it. You are so right that protests are not getting us where we want to go. We need different outlets. Somewhere where they can not be hijacked by the looters, the violence-makers.

  6. Kenn, this is a heart-rending word, and I am personally confronted not to “lose or waste my anger.” Your challenge is one that we cannot afford to ignore. We have to make change. Thank you.

  7. Thank you, Dean Elmore, for your powerful words, your steadfast leadership, and the hope you inspire in each of us and in our communities.

  8. Thank you, Kenn, for all you do. At Boston University, we should all re-dedicate ourselves to our founding principles of justice, inclusion, and an authentic version of piety. Onward!

  9. Weeks and months pass, but the call for higher education to play a leading role in reckoning with the consequence of these daily moments remain. Thank you, Dean Elmore, for your perspective and inspiration. Cheers, and be well, BU.

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