“Forceful” Response from Academia to Trump’s Attack on Muslim Immigrants

January 31, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


“The Trump administration’s entry ban triggered wide condemnation from colleges, associations, faculty groups and others in higher education,” described in an article by Paul Fain, writing at Inside Higher Ed on Monday, January 30th. Fain pointed out that, “The speed and volume of the response by the large number of colleges and academic groups—some without a tradition of quickly weighing in on political developments—was highly unusual.”

The university and academic associations whose presidents have issued statements include: the American Anthropological Association; the American Association of State Colleges and Universities; the Association of American Universities; the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Also issuing statements were the presidents of Harvard University; Bard College; Cornell University; Ohio State University; Purdue; Notre Dame; Portland State; Kansas; the Chancellors of the University of California; the University of Virginia; and more.

Adam Falk, president of Williams College, wrote: “This is a distressing time, but Williams prepares us for moments when moral courage is required. We can—and must—show the world we’re capable of something greater and nobler than fear.” Read their statements here.


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