Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Alumni letter on Brown’s response to the executive order on immigration

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

To the Editor:

We appreciate President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke’s op-ed on Sunday. Unfortunately, articulating Brown’s values does little to “fully support members of our community” when some are now prohibited from traveling to their home countries and even stranded outside the United States.

To protect its community, Brown could issue a press statement forcefully condemning the recent Executive Order as both unjust and directly harmful to the University’s mission — the University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Penn and others have published stronger statements. Brown could also follow the University of Michigan and New York University in announcing specific commitments to its students. Even better, Brown could coordinate other prominent universities in presenting a united front against the travel and immigration ban.

As alumni, we call on the University to take concrete actions to live up to its values, defend its interests and make us proud of Brown — both now and in upcoming crises.

Sincerely,

Moctar Aboubacar ’10

Salsa Ahmed ’11

Elena Albright ’11

Antonia Angress ’13

Evelyn Ansel ’11.5

Eduarda Araujo ’15

Philip Arevalo ’11

Emily Atwood ’11

Raisa Aziz ’11

Anita Badejo ’12

Rahul Banerjee ’10 MD’14

Lena Barsky ’14

Susan Beaty ’10

Sofia Bengoa ’09

Marissa Bergman ’14

Melanie Berkowitz ’12

Rachel Bloom ’13

Jeffrey Blum ’12.5

Baird Bream ’10

Ian Brownstein ’13

Anthony Bui ’13

Katie Byron ’15

Alex Campbell ’10

Jesse Castellanos ’13.5

Wendy Castillo ’15

Doug Cattie ’10

Kibwe Chase-Marshall ’10

James Chin ’10 ScM’11

Grace Chow ’11

Keally Cieslik ’13

Peter Cipparone ’09

Jose Samuel Clair ’14

Edward Cleofe ’15

Sarah Cocuzzo ’10

Kathryn Cohen ’13

Jesse Cohn ’10

Brandon Cook ’08

Devon Cupery ’11

Kyle Dacuyan ’11

Danielle Dahan ’11

Colette DeJong ’11

Shivang Desai ’14

Jennifer Desrosier ’11

Kelly Devlin ’11

Saskia DeVries ’09

Leah Douglas ’13

Elizabeth Duthinh ’12

Paola Eisner ’14

Jenzel Espares ’16

Sean Feiner ’11

Caroline Flanagan ’13

Leah Fraimow-Wong ’11

Henry Freedland ’08

Maria Fregoso ’10

Maria Fregoso ’10

Mara Freilich ’15

Jane Furey ’14.5

Levi Gadye ’10

Michael Galant ’14

Eleanor Gamalski ’16

Nikitha Gangasani ’14

Ry Garcia-Sampson ’12 GS

Benjamin Gellman ’14

Natasha Go ’10

Benjamin Gold ’11

Jessica Goldschmidt ’10

Nicolas Gonzalez ’10

Lily Goodspeed ’13

Sharina Gordon ’13

Jenny Gorelick ’14

David Granberg ’13

Eliana Greenberg ’13

Ryan Greene ’16.5

Ryan Grubbs ’10

Deepali Gupta ’12

Nick Hagerty ’10

Nicole Halmi ’10

Jennifer Harlan ’12

Kevaughn Harvy MFA’12

Haruko Hashimoto ’14

Asad Hassan ’13

Masumi Hayashi-Smith ’10

Drew Heckman ’13

Ruth Heindel ’10

Marie Oliva Hennelly ’08

Steven Holman ’11

Jenna Horton ’09

Safiyah Hosein ’11

Dara Illowsky ’14

Johanna Jetton ’10.5

Rebecca Kagan ’13

Elizabeth Karin ’13

Alexandra Keegan ’12

Andrew Kim ’13

Emily Kirkland ’13

Paige Kirstein ’12

Caroline Kleeman ’10

Haley Kossek ’14.5

Meghan Koushik ’13

Akash Kumar ’10

Aparna Kumar ’10

Alina Kung ’12

Alia Lahlou ’10

Adrienne Langlois ’10

Taliya Lantsman ’14

Allison LaPlatney ’07

Christopher Laurie ’14

Andrew Leber ’12

Ben Leib ’12

Jonathan Leibovic ’12

Hannah Lennett ’11

Adriana Leshko ’97

Rachel Levenson ’10

Daniel Lim ’10

Tavish Lopez ’13

Scott Lowenstein ’10

Emilie Lygren ’10

Kirsten Lynch’10

Rafael Harpo Marchand Jaeger ’14.5

Nathan Margolin ’11

Christian Martell ’10

Maria Martinez Diaz ’07

Joe Maurer ’10

Rebecca Mazonson ’12

Emily McDaniel ’13

Lauren McShane ’10

Jessie Medofer ’13

Leila Meglio ’12

Daniel Mejia ’10

Robert Merritt ’13

Jonathan Migliori ’11

Alison Migliori ’12

Hannah Miller ’08

Jessica Mitter ’13

Folashade Modupe ’10

Damon Mok ’11

Genevieve Moss-Hawkins ’14

Christopher Mun ’08

Kelly Murguia ’10

Shruti Nagarajan ’14

Takeru Nagayoshi ’14

Blair Nelsen ’06

Daniel Newmark ’14

Tanya Nguyen ’13

Ahalya Nirmalan ’10

Elise Nuding ’11

Emily Oglesby ’13

Hannah Olson ’10

Kurt Ostow ’13

K. Sarah Ostrach ’10

Ileana Pacheco ’12

Grace Parker ’13

Tyler Parker ’11

Matt Patenaude ’13.5

Morgan Patrick ’16.5

Sofia Pellon ’10

Tho Phan ’11

Mindy Phillips ’10

Joanna Poceta ’12

Sara Powell ’11

Samantha Powell ’13

Abe Pressman ’12

Rosalyn Price-Waldman ’14

Evan Pulvers ’10.5

Elliot Quick ’07

Radhika Rajan ’15

Manjula Raman ’11

Loyola Rankin ’12

Rebecca Rast ’13.5

Joe Rim ’12

Adam Robbins ’09

Rémy Robert ’13

Laura Rodriguez ’07

Joshua Rodriguez-Srednicki ’12

Tyler Rogers ’12

Rahil Rojiani ’13

Miriam J. Rollock ’15

Sarah Rosenthal ’11

Alan Rosenwasser ’80

Ari Rubenstein ’11

Jehane Samaha ’13.5

Alex Sammon ’15

Kelly Sanford ’10

Soumya Sanyal ’10

Jordan Schulz ’16

Gabe Schwartz ’13

David Schwartz ’09.5

Riyad Seervai ’13

Sophie Shackleton ’09

Ellen Shadburn ’12

Daniel Sherrell ’13.5

Urmy Shukla ’04

Katherine Siegel ’13

Rachel Siemons ’06

Maya Sikand ’13

Julie Siwicki ’10

Sabrina Skau ’12

Jason Smoller ’09

Michelle Snyder ’10

Hayley Sparks ’14

Stephanie Spielman ’10

Lucy Stark ’10

Rachel Starr ’11

Jenna Steckel ’13

Armide Storey ’13

Rana Suliman ’16

Lee Taglin ’10

Marlene Tai ’12

Nicole Taykhman ’11

Robyn Thvedt ’10

Caleb Townsend ’11.5

Cherilyn Tran ’11

Joschka Tryba ’12

Robert Volgman ’14

Brady Waibel ’13

Dennis Walsh ’14

Thomas Weinreich ’12

Sara Weschler ’10

Bailey Willis ’14

Elisa Wing ’12

Becca Wolinsky ’14

Charlie Wood ’10

Adam Yarnell ’10

Leandro Zaneti ’12

Lu Zeng ’12

Brenda Zhang ’13

Allison Zimmer ’10

Amy Zimmermann’ 11

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