IU President Michael McRobbie published a commentary piece in US News & World Report in response to recent US actions to restrict immigration. A representative passage:
Universities have always been truly international, with a tradition of opening their doors to the world, attracting scholars from every country and championing greater cultural and intellectual understanding, exchange and enrichment. At the same time, colleges and universities are dynamic institutions, reflecting the society and culture of their time and shaping those of the future. Our very foundations – gathering, creating, disseminating and exchanging knowledge and ideas – mean these institutions must constantly evolve.
Indeed, the responsibility of embracing openness to the world has been handed to us. It is an inextricable part of who we are. We are guardians of centuries of knowledge and culture that we transmit from one generation to the next, a constant through political, social and economic upheaval.