Dear Meredith Community,
Over the weekend, the executive order regarding refugees and immigration issued by President Donald Trump sparked fear, uncertainty and confusion across our campus and global communities.
With several court rulings in the last 72 hours and congressional discussions underway, there are many unknowns about the legal status of the order. What remains certain during this uncertain time is Meredith’s continued commitment to all members of our community, regardless of immigration status.
As a diverse and inclusive community with students, faculty and staff from all over the world, we hold firm in our resolve to celebrate the welcome diversity of our campus community and protect the security of our students.
Guided by these commitments, we have taken a number of steps to respond and make resources available to our campus community:
I am also engaged with Congress and the broader higher education community about education-related concerns. In fact, I am in Washington, D.C. today meeting with legislators regarding concerns for higher education, including travel bans that affect our students, faculty, staff and their families.
We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation, even as we extend our efforts to be good stewards of education about those who are different from us and how those differences make us stronger.
Jo Allen, President