Many students, faculty, and staff at Ohio University are actively protesting this order, even as judges and lawyers around the country move forward on judicial challenges to its constitutionality. OU-AAUP meanwhile calls on the Ohio University administration to ensure that affected students, faculty, and staff are properly advised of their legal, immigration, and faculty/student rights. We further call on the administration to enact policies that accommodate those international students, faculty, and staff who are unable to fulfill their responsibilities at Ohio University successfully as a consequence of the executive order. Whatever comes of the present order, we remain vigilant over challenges to academic freedom, research, and well being of all members of our university.
[This statement appeared in the Athens News in print on Feb. 9 and online on Feb. 13. Click here to read the statement as it appeared therein.]