Chicago’s U.Maine bookstore to open to non-students
Posted On June 16, 2021
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to close the University of Maine’s bookstore and other non-campus spaces in the state.
The announcement follows the U.K.’s move to close some of its non-U.K. campuses, including Cambridge University, as well as a ban on U.N. meetings, the BBC reports.
The move comes after Trump took office.
Here are the details of the executive order: Trump signed the order on Wednesday, March 6, which also temporarily banned the United Nations from the U, M and I states.
This means that U.C. Berkeley, the University at Buffalo, University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University System of Georgia will be forced to close, the UCL says.
A list of universities that will be shut down as of March 9 includes: U. Caltech (Los Angeles) – University of California, Berkeley (California) University at Buffalo (New York) – University System of Virginia (Virginia) Washington University in St. Louis (Maryland) — University Of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) Stanford University – University of Arizona (Arizona) Universities will remain open as long as they have a physical presence in the U., M or I states, the announcement said.
“The president has made it very clear that we cannot be a sanctuary state for people fleeing persecution,” U.B. and U. M. vice president for communications Kristi Davis told the BBC.
Davis said the UB. campus would be able to open as soon as March 15, but that it will take longer to reopen due to restrictions from the Department of Homeland Security.
Davis also said the university had agreed to provide financial support to undocumented students who would be moving to the campus, though it would still have to hire a new full-time student.
U.M. President Michael Crow has said he would have to find another job to cover the cost of the campus.
The decision was applauded by some in the university community.
U.T. President J.L. Smith said the announcement was “a great day for the university,” and he urged the university to work with local businesses and local governments to offer support to students and families.
A statement from U. Michigan President Lou Anna Simon said the decision was “truly heartening news.”
“We are very pleased that President Trump has recognized that our campus is a sanctuary campus and that all of our students are welcome to live and study in our community,” Simon said.
“As we celebrate this historic moment, we must not forget that these actions are not only a violation of the law, but also a threat to our safety and well-being.
Simon said she hoped the executive action would also lead to the university opening a campus office for refugees.
“We hope the new leadership of President Trump will help make a difference for students in the United States and around the world,” she said.