On March 28, 2022 the BFA Executive Committee endorsed the below statement by the CU Faculty Council regarding the recent invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation:
The University of Colorado Faculty Council condemns the Russian Federation’s unprovoked and inhumane invasion of Ukraine, a sovereign nation. At the core of our deep concern and outrage at this act of aggression is our commitment to the values and principles shared by independent nations, such as Ukraine, and the University, which include the ability to engage in open debate, the pursuit of truth and understanding, and a commitment to human dignity, compassion, and self-determination.
Not only are we profoundly concerned about the welfare and safety of the entire Ukraine population, who remain in desperate need of humanitarian aid, but we are also concerned about our academic and scholarly colleagues who are unable to escape. We join our colleagues all over the world, including those in and from Russia, who are speaking out against this criminal invasion, and we endorse all actions taken by the University of Colorado to support members of the CU community who are being impacted by this tragic situation.
The University of Colorado Faculty Council Executive Committee