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Syracuse University is a place for people from all backgrounds: Chancellor Kent Syverud condemns on-campus hate

The Syracuse University Chancellor has issued a strong statement condemning student prejudice, and declaring the university is a stronghold of liberal values.
BY Mayank Dixit |   27-04-2018

There has been a steady decline in the number of foreign students taking admissions in US universities, which can be partly attributed to the policies of the Trump regime, and partly to the rising incidents of racism and violence on university campuses.  Nearly 45% of the campuses across the United States reported a significant decrease in the number of international students. (Source)

In one more such incident, students of Syracuse University were recorded on video using language full of racial slurs and demeaning to the disabled and LGBT community.

Taking full stock of the situation, Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, Kent Syverud, condemned the whole incident in the video below. He talked about the numerous actions taken by the administration to punish the responsible students and fraternity. He also spoke about how Syracuse University is a place where all students are equal, irrespective of their race, caste sex or religion.

When the Trump administration banned people from 7 countries from entering the United States, top Universities such as NYU, Stanford, Duke, University of California and others took a united stand against the order, criticizing it heavily. They issued statements supporting their international students and faculty members.

Similarly, when incidents of racism or discrimination are reported across major universities, they are expected to take a tough stand against this issue like they did at the time of immigration ban. This will help in promoting a holistic environment for international students and successfully prevent what happened at Syracuse.

Watch the video below to see the Chancellor condemning racism on campus and talking about steps the administration has taken to prevent any similar incidents in the future.

Message from Chancellor Kent Syverud from Syracuse University News on Vimeo.



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