Bucknell joins schools calling to strike down travel ban 


LEWISBURG — Outrage has grown throughout portions of the U.S. since President Trump’s executive order suspending the entry to people from six, predominantly Muslim, countries. Bucknell University is joining in the fight against the so called travel ban , joining 30 other colleges and universities calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the Trump Administration’s travel ban. Bucknell made the announcement Friday.

Bucknell Spokesman Mike Ferlazzo says the university has benefitted and greatly valued unique insights and experiences from its international students, faculty and staff, “We’re committed to continue encouraging these individuals to join its community and fulfilling its mission to foster an environment in which students develop intellectual maturity, personal conviction, and strength of character, informed by a deep understanding of different cultures and diverse perspectives.”

Bucknell President John Bravman said after the travel ban was announced the university has been in contact with its immigration attorney and attorneys from other schools. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the travel ban Oct. 10. (Matt Catrillo)

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