Albertus Magnus College President Issues Statement Regarding Chaos at US Capitol

President Camille Calls On Prayers For Peace

New Haven, Conn., January 6, 2021 –  Albertus Magnus College President Marc M. Camille issued a statement today to members of the Albertus Community regarding the disruption and destruction at our nation’s Capitol building.

“This afternoon, the images and videos surfacing from Washington reveal abhorrent behaviors.  Our nation and every human being within its borders are supposed to be defined by freedoms, opportunity, and democracy.  Our nation and every human being within its borders should never should turn to anarchy or lawlessness when we have differences of opinions,” Dr. Camille stated.

“I ask you to join me in praying for peace.  I ask you to join me in praying for the safety of all those charged with carrying out political responsibilities and upholding the law.  I ask you to join me in pledging to uphold and to live out our Albertus Magnus College values.  Each of us, whether a student, a faculty member, a staff member, an Albertus parent, or an Albertus alumna or alumnus, we own the Dominican mission that has defined Albertus Magnus College for 95 years,” he continued.

He concluded his message with a quote from the late 13th and early 14th century Dominican Friar, Meister Eckhart, who offers a simple and profound guidance, “Run into peace.”

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.