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Northwestern’s Commitment to an Inclusive, Global Academic Community

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To members of the Northwestern international community,

In light of the U.S. government’s recent proclamation on the suspension of entry "of certain students and researchers from the People's Republic of China," we want to express Northwestern University’s commitment to being an inclusive, global academic community.

This is essential to fulfilling our mission and to addressing our world’s most urgent challenges. Our Chinese students, scholars and faculty are deeply valued members of our community and full partners in these efforts, bringing important new ideas and perspectives to Northwestern.

The Northwestern Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISS) stands ready to support and advocate for all our international students and scholars. We encourage all members of our community with concerns regarding their status to reach out to their OISS advisor.

Again, we want to emphasize our ongoing commitment to our Chinese students and researchers and to all our international scholars, whose presence and contributions enrich our entire academic community.

We will continue to work with our partners to advocate for our international scholars and to ensure that all members of our community can pursue their work as full and equal members of the university.

Best regards,

Kathleen Hagerty
Interim Provost and Professor

Milan Mrksich
Vice President for Research