June 2, 2020

Message from the Salk President

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Message from the Salk President

The Salk Institute strongly condemns the tragic death of George Floyd in Minnesota, and we deplore the ongoing injustices and racism faced daily by communities of color in our country. During this period of deep unrest, the Salk Institute reaffirms our commitment to strengthen inclusion and increase diversity on campus, and to the well-being of our colleagues.

At Salk, we are champions of science and, therefore, of trying to find solutions to problems based on empiricism and facts. We must embrace the value and contributions of all people in order to build a better and more inclusive future – individually, in our institutions, and in our society at large.


Rusty Gage

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