Chancellor Robert L. Caret's Statement on Temporary Ban of Individuals Entering the United States
Adelphi, Md. (Jan. 30, 2017) -- The University System of Maryland (USM)
community reaffirms its deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, a
cornerstone of nurturing a rich and robust environment of high quality,
education, research, and service. We join many higher education institutions
nationwide in expressing our concern over the temporary banning of individuals
from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entry into the United States.
The tradition of welcoming talented individuals from all countries to our
academic communities helps our country maintain its global leadership in higher
education and enriches all of us. We do not yet know whether, and to what
extent, such a ban may impact members of our academic communities.
We look forward
to learning more details about the ban and its potential impact on the USM
community, and on colleges and universities across the country. We believe that
our national security can be enhanced without sacrificing our commitment to
openness in the academic community.
Contact: Mike Lurie