STATEMENT FROM AASCU PRESIDENT MILDRED GARCÍA, ED.D., ON THREATS AGAINST HBCU CAMPUSES

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Kellee Edmonds
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WASHINGTON, February 2, 2022  – “I am outraged and deeply troubled by the reports of bomb threats this week targeting historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the nation, including a number of AASCU institutions. This is just the latest incident in a disturbing trend of threats against HBCUs this year. This cowardly attempt to stoke fear and division on our campuses will not succeed. As we celebrate the beginning of Black History Month, we all have an obligation to condemn these threats and call for a swift investigation that can bring those responsible to justice. AASCU will continue to support its members against efforts to disrupt activities and learning that occur on our campuses.”

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The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise.