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Reed to Students: “We Stand With You.”

A Letter from Vice President Mike Brody on Trump Administration's Executive Order on Immigration.

By Mike Brody | January 30, 2017

Dear Reed Community,

The news over the weekend of the Trump administration’s Executive Order calling for an immigration ban has caused widespread confusion and concern. We know that for some in our community, these developments are particularly troubling. 

We do not currently have any members of our international student community on visas from the seven countries subject to the immigration ban. Nonetheless, we know that for some students, as well as staff and faculty, and especially for those who identify as Muslim, this is a time of great fear and uncertainty. We want you to know that we stand with you.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates for our international students. In the meantime, I hope that we will focus on doing everything we can to come together as a community. Reed is undeniably and immeasurably enriched by the diversity of people who live and learn, work and teach here, together.

With hope and in gratitude,

—Mike Brody

Vice President for Student Services
Title IX Coordinator
Reed College

Tags: Institutional, Diversity/Inclusion, Students, Campus Life