Below you will find important messages from President Byerly to members of the Carleton community. You can also read the public remarks and addresses that she has delivered at major events such as Opening Convocation and Commencement.
In addition, Carleton faculty, staff, and students can sign in to read Alison’s weekly column in Carleton Today and view videos of the President’s Quarterly Meetings.
Antisemitic Incident Yesterday21 February 2023
Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Yesterday afternoon, a hateful act of antisemitism occurred on the edge of the Carleton campus. I write to share our outrage at this incident and…
Board Statement on Fossil Fuel Divestment9 February 2023
A message from President Alison Byerly and Board of Trustees Chair Wally Weitz sharing that the Board voted to take meaningful action to reduce exposure to fossil fuel investments in the College’s endowment.
Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community21 November 2022
To the Carleton Community: It is a tragedy of our times that the very places where specific groups gather to find community can become targets of horrific violence when bias…
Fall Board of Trustees Meeting Summary3 November 2022
This past weekend was a busy one, with the Board of Trustees holding its fall meeting on campus, and many events, both planned and unexpected. On Friday, the Trustees had…
Dear Colleagues, Over the years, many members of the Carleton community have expressed concerns about distinctions between different categories of employees at the College. One notable example has been the…
Indigenous Peoples Day10 October 2022
To the Carleton Community: Today is Indigenous Peoples Day—a day to celebrate and honor the people who have stewarded the land on which we stand, and to acknowledge their creativity,…
President Byerly shares plans for the strategic planning process that will shape a strategic direction for Carleton over the coming decade.
Supreme Court Reversal of Roe v. Wade24 June 2022
A letter to the Carleton community on the occasion of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established a woman’s constitutional right to abortion.
A Bold New Design for Carleton31 March 2022
Over the course of my first year as President of Carleton, I have made strengthening communication a central goal for my leadership team. We began with a focus on internal…
Dr. King’s Legacy – Continuing Efforts to Combat Racism17 January 2022
To the Carleton Community: Today we remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our campus commemorations include yesterday’s Martin Luther King Service of Remembrance…