News Tagged as President's Message

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President's Message: Our Unwavering Commitment to Peace and Opposition to War

Dec 14, 2023

As president of Soka University of America, I reaffirm a fundamental principle that lies at the very heart of our institution: an unwavering opposition to all forms of war and violence. War is counter

Watercolor art of Daisaku Ikeda in front of Peace Lake and Founders Hall with a group of students at his side

President's Message: Founder Daisaku Ikeda’s Passing

Nov 20, 2023

Dear Soka Community, It is with deep sadness that I share with you our university founder Daisaku Ikeda passed away from natural causes at his residence in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on the evening of Nov. 15

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President's Message on Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decisions

Jun 29, 2023

Dear SUA community: I am writing to express my concern about today’s Supreme Court rulings, which found that race-conscious admission programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina are

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A Message on Ukraine From President Feasel

Feb 25, 2022

Dear Soka Community, Over the last two days, the Russian military buildup on the border escalated to a full-scale invasion of its neighbor, Ukraine. Just as many of you have expressed, I am also

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A Message from President Feasel: Welcome Back to Soka

Sep 09, 2021

Dear Soka Community, Congratulations on being able to start this semester together, in person, here on SUA’s campus. After more than a year of our efforts and desire to bring students back to campus

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President Ed Feasel: A Message About the Chauvin Trial Verdict

Apr 20, 2021

Dear Soka Community, The Chauvin trial has just ended with former Police Officer Derek Chauvin having been found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Just as the prosecution stated at the beginning

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President's Message on Recent Hate Crimes

Mar 19, 2021

Dear Soka Community, I am sure we are all saddened by the recent string of hate crimes in the US directed at Asian Americans, including the shootings this week in Atlanta. Such incidents show the base

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President's Message: WSCUC Accreditation Reaffirmed for 10 Years

Mar 05, 2021

Dear SUA Community, I am pleased to announce that the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) acted to reaffirm the accreditation of Soka University of America for a period of 10 years

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President's Message: Return to Campus Delayed

Jan 07, 2021

Dear Soka Community, First of all, Happy New Year. I know that we continue to live in unprecedented times with the pandemic and most recently the unrest and tragic events in our nation’s capital

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President's Message Regarding the Spring 2021 Semester

Dec 14, 2020

Dear SUA Community, This has been an extremely difficult year especially since we moved to deliver education remotely in March. I know that some of us have lost loved ones and friends or are