2.6.17 — In statements and in filing an amicus brief, Northeastern University has affirmed its commitment to the core value of diversity:

Northeastern Mass. Universities File Amius Brief Against Travel, Refugee Ban
Northeastern jointly filed an amicus brief on Friday with seven other Massachusetts universities opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers and refugees of certain countries from entering the U.S.

Statement from President Joseph E. Aoun:
“Throughout the past week, I have had the opportunity to speak to many in our community who are directly affected by this new reality,” President Aoun wrote in a message to the university community on Sunday. “I have listened to their stories and seen the anxiety etched in their faces. … You have my unwavering pledge that your university will stand by you, safeguard you and be your home away from home.”

Statement from Dean Jeremy Paul:
"An Executive Order that limits entry to the United States based on country of origin violates one of the core values of our law school. No matter what political winds are blowing, we will always remain committed to a broad conception of diversity that recognizes the values and differences in identity and life experiences among students, faculty and staff. We recognize that respect for diversity embraces differences in ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, economic status and ideology. We will care for and protect all our students, faculty and staff in the days and years ahead. Indeed, we are certain that our commitment to diversity is not only the right thing for our school and our country, it also provides a competitive advantage to any institution that embraces it. That’s yet another reason why we have always been and will always be particularly committed to promoting opportunities for members of underrepresented groups in the law school and in the legal profession.”