Statement from faculty, students, and staff at DePauw University regarding Governor Mike Pence’s decision to block Syrian refugees from settling in Indiana

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As faculty, students, and staff of DePauw University (Greencastle, IN), we condemn Governor Mike Pence’s stance on resettling Syrian refugees in the state of Indiana. As educators, scholars, and students we believe that Governor Pence’s actions are inhumane, discriminatory, and will only serve to foment hatred and bigotry in our state. These are not values that we stand for. As our catalog states:

“Since its founding by frontier Methodists, DePauw has sought to foster moral reflection and humane values among its students.  Its strong tradition of service to humanity – whether in the Greencastle community or around the world – manifests its belief that moral engagement and civic responsibility should guide our actions and commitments.”

We affirm our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community that is open and welcoming of everyone from every part of the world. We stand in solidarity with refugees from Syria and with all those fleeing war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

Signed

Alicia Suarez

Aliza Frame

Gregory R. Dillon

Daniel Gurnon

Rebecca Alexander

Veronica Pejril

Dana A. Dudle

Rebecca K. Schindler

Daniel Solberg

Elissa Harbert

Derrick Roach

Lydia Marshall

Joseph W. Heithaus

Wade Hazel

Tiffany Hebb

Jennifer L. Adams

Alejandro Puga

Humberto Barreto

Kevin Howley

John Dittmer

Tracey Schmutte

Heather Wright

Susanne Biehle 

Austin Arceo

Melissa Lorraine Petreaca

Sarah Russell

Nicole De Fries

Peper Langhout

Abigail Powers

Jeffrey Kenney

Haley Chute

Conner Gordon

Eun Jae Song

Sara Lejsner

Chelsea Conard

Elizabeth Hale 

Yingda Guo

Anna Dixon

Adam Cohen

Kiara Goodwine

Arman Nazari

Lillian Burba

Burke Stanton

Louisa Sheffield

Madison Hartman

Mary Reising

Alyson Bright

Anna Savery

Lois Miller

Sydney Cason

Angela Castaneda

Brittany Buckner

Sheridan Schulte

Megan Bailey

Madeline Hawk

Celine Wachsmuth

Rebecca Bordt

Amanda Buening

Lauren Stazinski

Xeno Carpenter-New

Hyeree Ellis

Meryl Altman

Sharon Crary

Jessica Tilley

Kate Knaul

Pauline Ota

Katherine Smanik

Perrin Duncan

Matthew Cummings

Jinyu Liu

Valerie Rudolph

Rich Cameron

Julia Bruggemann

Kainat Akmal

James Wells

Bob Hershberger

Mark Covitz

Ghassan Nasr

Michael Mackenzie

David Guinee

Cynthia O'Dell

Mohammad Hussain

Anna Gawlik

David Gellman

Tamara Beauboeuf

Miranda Dafoe

Mackenzie Jones

David Alvarez

Pedar Foss

Cara Callahan

Vince Greer

Glen David Kuecker

Samantha Sarich

Scott Perkins

Jennifer Everett

Oscar F. Gil-Garcia

Brenda K. Ihrke

Douglas Eugene Harms

David Worthington

Rosalie Blankenship

Carla Edwards

Jeffrey Alan Hansen

Amy Welch

Ruth Szpunar

Claire A. Halffield

Paul Michael Johnson

Amanda A Hopson

Margaret Wetzel

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay

Robert Bruce Sanders

Meggan Herrald Johnston

Richard Smock

Brian T. Howard

Kayla Birt

Colleen M McCracken

Thomas Ball

Justin Rawlins

John M. Caraher

Alyson Bright

James Gordon Mills, Jr.

Christine Cassidy

Sarah Russell

James S. Rambo

Benjamin Hatchett

Scott Spiegelberg

Ronald L Dye

David Newman

Rebecca Upton

Kelley J. Hall

Grace Anne Oczon

Katharine A Kondry

Eleanor Price

Mary Kertzman

Hunter J Wilson

Scott Richard Ross

Christiane Wisehart

Adam Stewart Folta 

Abigail Joens-Witherow 

Kara Jedele

Laura Brumbaugh

Alejandro Diaz

Mark Kannowski

Dr O Ralph Raymond

Jodi Menke

Tim Cope

Craig Ramon Carter

Christopher Wells

Cara Setchell

Andra L Alvis

Jeanette K Pope

Matthew Oware

Theresa Carper

Cindy Babington

Sharon Maes

Nan Ash

Emma Baldwin 

Vanessa Dickerson

Craig R Hadley

Kristina Boerger

Vivie Nguyen

Doug Fellegy

Callum O'Neil Ingram

Sandra Bertin

Maya Cotton

Marion Kaighn McInnes

Jordan Rae Lienhoop

Carol Cox

Harry Brown

Beth Benedix

Melanie K. Finney

Carrie F. Klaus

Anne Reynolds 

Christopher Hager

Brett Regan O'Bannon

Haley Krieble

Robert Kingsley

Jane Pera 

Allison Lynn

Christine Munn 

Mary Kate Misch

Leigh Plummer

Barbara Bean

Gerald Duane Skoog

Sarah Pistorius 

Daniela Moeller

Grace Fedinets 

Cory Hall

Mary Xiao

Ann Remack

Jessica Keister

Hanae D. Weber

Jacquelyn Sieck

Kelsey Kauffman

Amarilis Roman

Hannah Joy Gauthier

Rachel Hanebutt

Donnie Sendelbach

Cristina Rojas

Jeannette Johnson-Licon

Paula K Evans

María Soledad Forcadell

Adria Linda Sebisaho 

Kenneth Kirkpatrick

Theresa E. Langdon

Jeremy Anderson

Lauren Stazinski

Marthe Chandler

Christopher Cazee

Howard Pollack-Milgate

Christopher J Wurster

Nahyan Fancy

Lynn Michele Ishikawa

Leigh-Anne Goins

Elizabeth Aguilar 

Wayne Glausser

Ran Bi

Laurent Vesely

Hannah Viti

Annie Dixon

Malcolm Steele

Ines Kelbassa

Liliana Barrera

Sarah Dela Cruz

SaraFrances Abraham

Daniel Chen

Pat Babington

Page Daniels

Bonnie Whiting

Madeline A. Temple 

Cassidy Richison 

James Katterjohn

Erik Wielenberg

Dave Berque

Bernard F. Batto

Timothy Alan Good

Mandy Brookins Blinn

Marina Lazic

Leah Williams

Catherine Hensley

Tereza Lazic

Olivia M. Page

Brittny Goon

Erika Killion

Leeann Sausser

Justine Clarke

Syed Muhammad Raza Zaidi

Michele Villinski

David Harvey

Caroline Bradley Smith

Vanessa Gonzalez

Bo Duane Shimmin

Sarah Wilder 

Madeline O'Brien

Kayanat Paracha 

Megan Qua

Christine Betterman 

Nora Chapin-Eppert

Robert Dewey

Jeannie Vanasco

Nicholas Reynolds

Rachel Louise Cheeseman

Andrea Nunez-Garcia

Jacqueline Rueda

Jeffrey Dunn

Lauren Van Fleet

Genna Chiaro

Michele Flint

Brian Casey

Mona Bhan

Rachel Goldberg

Phoebe Migliano

Barbara Steinson

Andrew Cullison

Jackson Mote

Katherine Porfilio

Megan Angers

Madison Hartman 

Tolani Verissimo

Meyvi Baez 

Eric Edberg

Jessie Scott