January 20, 2014

Dear WPI Community,

The university will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We are living in the fifty-first year since the March on Washington where Dr. King shared his dream with the world. When we look back at the changes we have made since that time, current challenges such as the reform of the criminal justice system, the need to improve public schools, civil discourse on guns, and balancing the country’s budget seem more attainable. Today, we hope that we care enough to continue to educate the generations to come, and that they care enough to take the knowledge of all that has been accomplished and to build upon those successes.  Dr. King’s goal was for future generations to keep dreaming; as one dream comes to fruition, another has room to grow.  We urge you to take some of your time off on Monday to reflect on how we can continue working towards a better future for ourselves and for younger generations.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!