Office of the President

Thoughts from President George Bridges, and information about his time here at Evergreen.

UNC Tragedy and Campus Safety

Emergency Light

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty:

Yesterday’s shooting in a classroom at the University of North Carolina Charlotte is an unthinkable tragedy, but sadly not unfamiliar.  It reminds us how important campus safety is to every one of us and to the college’s mission.

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Evergreen student recognized for helping others choose a new path after incarceration.

gateways open mic

Every year nearly 600,000 people are released from prisons in the United States. Once out, their success varies widely. For some, release is a revolving door. Many end up back in prison for new crimes within a year.

But others go on to find jobs, create stable lives, and never return. And one path to that successful outcome is to complete a college degree.

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It’s not whether your college is elite, it’s what you explore that matters

Students of Environmental Analysis working near the Shoshone River during a weeklong field study in Yellowstone.

The revelation that wealthy parents bribed college officials to get their kids into elite universities is as disheartening as it is criminal. They and the coaches, counselors and test proctors who conspired with them literally stole positions from qualified, hardworking applicants.

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Thoughts on campus free speech

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Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty,

President Trump signed an executive order March 21 tying federal funding for colleges to free-speech protections. 

Evergreen champions free speech. Our college is a place where students, faculty and staff engage in intense discussions, sharing widely different views and perspectives. This tradition originated with our founding 50 years ago, and remains very much alive today.

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Thoughts from President George Bridges

Talking Clam

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Last week’s hateful murder of worshippers in a New Zealand mosque is an assault on all of us. 

Evergreen’s special relationship with New Zealand can be traced in the beautiful lines of the Fiber Arts Studio and is embedded in our hearts. As we grieve for the victims, we must not give into anger and despair. We must step forward to support our Muslim students, faculty and staff. 

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