HGSE Speeches

A selection of speeches, articles, and statements by Bridget Long as Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

"United by a Common Purpose." Orientation Welcome Ceremony 2022. Prepared remarks, Aug. 29, 2022. 

"Celebrating Our First Century and Launching Our Next." Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021. Prepared remarks, May 28, 2022. 
"Education, A Sacred Profession." Commencement for the Class of 2022. Prepared remarks, May 26, 2022. 

"Standing together as we mourn those lost in Uvalde, Texas." A message to the community addressing the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. May 24, 2022. 

"Recognizing the Legacy of Slavery at Harvard and Beyond." A message to the community responding to a landmark report, HGSE to lead reflections on how the legacy of slavery is embedded in the field of education. Apr. 26, 2022

"A Time Like No Other." Orientation Welcome Ceremony 2021. Prepared remarks, Aug. 30, 2021. 

"Let's Make This Year a Turning Point." Commencement for the Class of 2021. Prepared remarks, May 27, 2021. 

"Pivot." Ed Magazine, Fall 2020.

More Than Just a Place.” Orientation Welcome Ceremony 2020. Prepared remarks, Aug. 24, 2020.

"Plans for Academic Year 2020–2021." Statement on the decision to be remote for 2020-21. June 3, 2020.

"Searching for Hope During These Turbulent Times." Statement on events following the death of George Floyd. June 1, 2020.

"Education's Critical Role During an Uncertain Time." Commencement for the Class of 2020. Prepared remarks, May 28, 2020.

"Starting a New Chapter." Statement regarding the launch of remote education for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. Mar. 23, 2020.

"Celebrating Our Centennial and Looking to the Future." Opening remarks at HGSE's Centennial Kickoff. Jan. 30, 2020.

You Belong Here.” Orientation Welcome Ceremony 2019. Prepared remarks, Aug. 26, 2019.

For Those Not Here.” Commencement for the Class of 2019. Prepared remarks, May 30, 2019.

"Remember Who is Not Here." Orientation Welcome Ceremony 2018. Prepared remarks, Aug. 27, 2018.

Dean Announcement Reception - Bridget Long Prepared Remarks, May 2, 2018.