Letter From the Deans: Standing With Our AAPI Community | Columbia Journalism School

Letter From the Deans: Standing With Our AAPI Community

Dear Members of the Columbia Journalism School Community,

We’ve all witnessed with revulsion the evidence of rising attacks on Asians and Asian Americans, made worse by the news out of Atlanta this week.

In this time of crisis, we at the Journalism School must speak out against the rise in hate crimes and against the trauma inflicted on members of our Asian and Asian American community, and we must all offer our support to all students facing pressure.

We encourage all students to take advantage of University resources:  

Students are also encouraged to reach out individually to deans and faculty to share their concerns, as they impact your journalism coursework and life at the University.

This past year has been unrelenting. But we are stronger when we stand together to face down the gender bias and racism that affect our community. 


Steve Coll

Winnie O'Kelley

John Haskins

Melanie Huff


Visit the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion page for additional resources on reporting on anti-Asian violence and healing.