This election season was a difficult one for many people. Whoever your chosen candidate was, you probably were frustrated by people “on the other side.” And there has been hateful rhetoric and even violence over the last week.
I’d like to echo the calls on campus and nationwide for people to come together and listen to each other. In my own case, I have reached out to family members with different views and asked questions with the goal of understanding rather than persuading. I hope you will do the same, and will show that you care for and support all people, no matter their politics or identity.
In that vein, you may have noticed a few signs around the Pappajohn Business Building. Each is a little different but the message is the same: All people — no matter their politics, background, or identity — are welcome in the Tippie College of Business. We are better because of our differences.
Stay tuned for more information about conversations and meetings. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.