Category: President’s Perspective

President’s Perspective: Walking into the Unknown

Today marks one year since we walked out of the MSP building and into the unknown. As I reflect on that day, I’m glad I didn’t know then what I know now. It would have been too much to take in; too overwhelming and potentially paralyzing. Instead we have adjusted

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President’s Perspective: Diversity & Inclusion Update

President Fran Brown wrote to the community with an update on what has been accomplished on diversity and inclusion at MSP during Fall semester. Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, As we wrap up the fall semester and the year 2020, I want to take a moment to share information on

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President’s Perspective: Thanksgiving

This year my wife and I will spend Thanksgiving by ourselves. We’re making our traditional recipes, but the most important ingredients won’t be at our table. I’ll especially miss holding hands with my grandchildren during our little ritual of stating what we’re each thankful for. Their answers crack me up:

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President’s Perspective: And so we wait…

Dear MSP Community, Thursday morning and still no definitive answer in the Presidential Election. I could sit in front of the TV, working while mindlessly listening to endless analysis and projections. Instead, I’m making a pot of chili. Cooking is what I do when I need to boost my endorphins. The simple

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Photo of Dr. Fran Brown, PsyD wearing a pink blazer and sitting in a grey chair.

President’s Perspective: Taking a Moment

MSP President Fran Brown sent the following letter via email to the community on Friday, October 23.  Hello MSP Students, Faculty and Staff, As I sat here on a Friday afternoon, tired from a busy week and contemplating what next week will bring, I decided to take time out for a

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President’s Perspective: Voter Suppression

Dear MSP Community, The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. In 2013, Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was struck down by the Supreme Court in Shelby County vs. Holder. Section 4 was

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President’s Perspective: Get Out the Vote

Dear MSP Community, With just weeks until the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election in November, I am writing to ask you to join me in an institution-wide effort to get-out-the-vote (GOTV). Many will face obstacles to voting this year. The media is reporting on fewer polling stations, longer lines and other

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The Pandemic of Racism

Dear MSP Community, I apologize for not reaching out to you sooner about the heinous racial incidents that the media has covered over the last few weeks. I have struggled with what to say, searching for the right words and ultimately reconciling with the fact that there are none. Every aspect of

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