Statement on Black Lives Matter:

Black Lives Matter.  The Department of Physics at CWRU joins the call for equality, freedom, and justice for all Black people. These values represent fundamental human rights and present a clear moral imperative for action.  Unjust barriers to the full inclusion of people of color exist at all levels of our society, and we must acknowledge, address, and reverse historical and structural forms of racism.  We condemn the ongoing and pervasive police brutality and violence against Black people, including the murders of Black Americans like Tamir Rice, George Floyd and many others.  We stand with those who call for significant change and reform.  As a department we commit to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, to increasing the number of African-Americans, under-represented minorities  and women among our students, faculty and researchers and in STEM fields in general, and to bringing an ever-more diverse and representative set of people into all aspects of our departmental life.  We commit to evaluating our work by its results not by our efforts to achieve them.

Current concrete department-based efforts:

The Department commits to developing, adopting and launching a new strategic plan for diversity, led by its APS-IDEA team.