A message from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton regarding recent immigration actions
- Author: Essie Rivera Feb 01, 2017,
Feb 01, 2017, 0:09
It is unclear the exact impact the travel ban will have on universities and their global students, but they are preparing to deal with issues that may arise. Students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds strengthen our campus, and we remain committed to fostering an environment that upholds our values of inclusion and diversity.
The Associated Press is reporting that SUNY officials have asked students and faculty to suspend any travel plans to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Instead, Vitter's statement said the university was still "gathering information and evaluating the impact of executive orders".
President Trump on Friday issued an Executive Order regarding immigration that impacts our campus community. To achieve our mission at UT, we value a diverse community, a community that includes all of us - students, faculty, and staff members.
Bello says students should refrain from traveling overseas.
Austell's email also encouraged students to contact his office with any information about affiliates who may be overseas.
We are deeply dedicated to and will continue to work to support our worldwide faculty, staff and students. "Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world - a terrible mess!"
Officials laid out five principles to show a "commitment to the safety and success of all GW students" in December after students presented a list of demands to administrators in the wake of the incoming President-elect Trump's administration.
Similar statements were released over the weekend from Yale, Stanford University, MIT and many other universities. "However, the administration's new order barring the entry or return of individuals from certain countries is already causing damage and should end as quickly as possible".
"At times we have had over a thousand students who identify as Muslim studying with us and over half our academic staff were born or studied overseas".
"The university is consulting with experts in order to provide guidance or assistance to any students or employees from the affected countries", he wrote.