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Statement from Dean Fetter

June 27, 2018

In light of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump’s executive order banning travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries, I would like to make clear the commitment of the University of Maryland to the education of all students, regardless of national origin or religion.  We are committed to excellence in graduate education, and that requires recruiting the best and brightest students from across the nation and around the world.  Diversity, inclusion, tolerance, and intellectual freedom are fundamental values of the University of Maryland.  

The United States leads the world in higher education because we have welcomed talented persons of all nations to study, teach, and do research here.  International students have made major contributions to vitality and prosperity of American society.  More than one-third of our graduate students come from abroad.  The Graduate School will work with the Office of ​International Student and Scholar Services to support and advise international students, including those affected by the executive order.

Sincerely,
Steve Fetter
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

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