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Statement from CSU Chancellor Mildred García on Violence in the Middle East




​The following statement can be attributed to CSU Chancellor Mildred García​:​

"The California State University community is deeply saddened by the horrific attacks in Israel and the escalating violence that we are witnessing in Israel and the Gaza Strip. The increasing loss of innocent lives is heartbreaking.  As a university proud of its tradition of being a welcoming place for all nationalities, religions, beliefs, and expressions of culture, it is extraordinarily painful to know so many are impacted by this terrible conflict. To our CSU students, faculty and staff, the campus support services are available if you need assistance.  The safety of our students is of utmost priority, and there are no reports of loss of life or injury to CSU students, faculty, and staff in the region. Additionally, we have suspended our fall 2023 program at the University of Haifa and we will continue to monitor the situation to determine the status of such programs for the next semester. Our deepest sympathies are with those who have been impacted by this tragic conflict and we hope for a peaceful resolution soon."


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