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Iowa City IA 52242

Release: Sept. 12, 2001

UI, Government Leaders Call For Solidarity In Wake Of Terrorist Attacks on U.S.

(Joint Statement)

Dear Friends:

Today many of our fellow citizens are suffering. Our hearts go out to them, and to their families. At this difficult time, all members of our wider community need to support each other and to work together to foster an atmosphere of mutual trust and caring. One of our collective core values is to offer a supportive and humane environment in which people from a wide variety of backgrounds and traditions may encounter each other in a spirit of cooperation, openness and respect for difference and diversity. Today, let us rededicate ourselves to our mission of building bridges and advancing a community in which all people can work together.

Mary Sue Coleman, President, University of Iowa
Ernie Lehman, Mayor, Iowa City
Jim L. Faucett, Mayor, Coralville
Amitava Bhattacharjee, President, UI Faculty Senate
Pat Arkema, President, UI Staff Council
Nick Klenske, President, UI Student Government