From the Dean's Desk - Nov. 3, 2020

Dear GT Computing community,

Georgia Tech Dean of Computing Charles Isbell

So, I kept putting off sending this out in the hopes that somehow the day would be over, but it’s not: we’ve still got an election going on today. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to take the time to vote. There’s still an hour to get into line.

Whatever happens in this election, we know that there will be a lot of strong emotions from all sides. As a community—and we are a large and diverse community—it falls on us to respect and care for each other. Enthusiasm is one thing; gloating is something entirely different. I expect everyone in the College of Computing to avoid it.

Whatever the results of today… or tomorrow… or whenever it all ends, some of our students are likely to feel disappointed, even overwhelmed. Please show them empathy, and if they need additional support please refer them to the CARE center, the Counseling Center, or Stamps Health Services.

One of the great strengths of the College of Computing is our commitment to bringing together a diversity of people with a diversity of opinions. Another is that we are able to discuss our differences in a civil manner. Let us lean into both of those strengths in the coming days.

Stay safe.

Peace.

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Charles L. Isbell, Jr.
John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean
College of Computing
Georgia Tech

EA: Alicia Richhart, alicia@cc.gatech.edu, 404-894-8357

Don't just adopt opinions,  develop them

Take time to vote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUjr8EVgBg

The CARE center: https://care.gatech.edu/

Counseling Center: https://counseling.gatech.edu/

Stamps Health Services: http://health.gatech.edu/

Both of those strengths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7BVfHaOG-