Published January 29, 2017
An article in the Buffalo News reports UB on Sunday advised all of its international students not to travel outside the U.S., including crossing into Canada, until there is further clarification of President Donald Trump’s executive order Friday limiting entry into this country. The article notes there are 121 UB students from five of the seven countries named in the order, who account for more than one-third of the 320 students in the entire SUNY system who are from those countries. The article adds that UB President Satish K. Tripathi issued a statement Saturday night calling UB welcoming and committed to remaining so. "The university intends to be in contact with each student to offer support and guidance as the spring semester begins next week at UB. In addition, the university will reach out to visiting scholars and permanent residents from the affected countries," he said. Stories also appeared on WGRZ-TV and WKBW-TV.
An additional Buffalo News article about people who gathered at Buffalo Niagara International Airport Saturday night to protest President Trump’s executive order reports that Tripathi released a statement Saturday night that the university "is a welcoming campus for students, faculty and visitors from across the globe, and is committed to remaining so." Stories also appeared on Time Warner Cable News, WGRZ-TV and WBFO-FM.