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Statement from President Adams Against Murders in Atlanta
March 18, 2021
The horrific murders in Atlanta of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, are horrible and reprehensible. We offer condolences to the families of the victims. And while we mourn these eight lives so tragically lost, we must recognize and condemn the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, and against women. LaGuardia Community College resolutely denounces this violence, and stands firmly against hatred, hostility, bigotry, and violence.
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LaGuardia Community College , located in Long Island City, Queens, educates thousands of New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all U.S. college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become.