Presidential Writings

Op-Eds and Opinions

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(Oct. 27, 2020) This email from President Ravi Rajan introduced the IDEA Cooperative — Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access — to the CalArts community.

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(July 3, 2020) In this Newsweek opinion post, President Ravi Rajan writes about the need for the continuation of cultural exchanges in higher education and the arts.

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National School Walkout

(Feb. 26, 2018) The Women’s March and the March for Our Lives organizations have planned a nationwide school walkout at 10 am on March 14, 2018. I encourage everyone at CalArts who wants to participate–students, faculty, and staff–to join me in this walkout.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

(Jan. 17, 2018) Earlier this week, we honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose sense of justice, forgiveness, solidarity, courage, compassion, dignity, humility, and service to others reflect values CalArtians hold very close to their hearts. 

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(March 21, 2017) Behind the bluster and controversy of the new administration, a powerful but often overlooked element of a healthy democracy is now at stake.

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