– “Princeton, Harvard, and dozens of other top American colleges delivered Trump a searing letter accusing him of ‘staining the country’s reputation’,” Business Insider, Feb. 3, 2017, Abby Jackson, 2/2/2017
EDUCATION/IMMIGRATION/PROTESTS/TRAVEL BAN: "On Thursday [2-2-17], the presidents of 48 American colleges and universities delivered a searing letter to President Donald Trump taking aim at his executive order on immigration.
The letter, drafted by Princeton's president, Christopher L. Eisgruber, and the University of Pennsylvania's president, Amy Gutmann, and signed by 40 other college presidents said:
'This action unfairly targets seven predominantly Muslim countries in a manner inconsistent with America's best principles and greatest traditions. We welcome outstanding Muslim students and scholars from the United States and abroad, including the many who come from the seven affected countries … This executive order is dimming the lamp of liberty and staining the country's reputation. We respectfully urge you to rectify the damage done by this order.' "