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President Ron Liebowitz and University leaders express concern about executive order

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

The United States has always been a beacon of education, welcoming scholars from around the world to study, teach, and conduct research. The rich academic environment in Greater Boston and on our campus would be far poorer without the immeasurable contributions international scholars make.

This is why Brandeis joins with academic institutions across the country in voicing our deep concern and dismay about the U.S. administration’s new executive order restricting people from certain countries from entering or returning to the United States. There are already reports that this order has begun to disrupt students, faculty, and staff from traveling for their studies, work, or research.

Brandeis is closely monitoring the unfolding situation, including the legal challenges, particularly with regard to members of our community from the countries named in the new directive. Like many other universities, we are advising undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff who might be affected not to travel outside the country until there is more clarity on how the executive order will be implemented.

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Categories: Campus News
Date: January 31, 2017