On January 28th, students and faculty at Haverford College received an email titled "Official Apology to the Undocumented American Community"
, allegedly written by interim president Joanne Creighton, which promised to "extend the same fair, need-blind admissions consideration to undocumented applicants as is currently granted to documented applicants". The email was a hoax
, written by a member of Students for Undocumented
Dreams & Decision Equity Now! (aka SUDDEN)
to protest the administration's perceived inaction following a student resolution last February
which declared "institutional support for undocumented students and applicants." That same month, a fellow SUDDEN member (and a student at Haverford's sister school Bryn Mawr) was arrested for declaring her status as an undocumented American
in front of Philadelphia's Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters. The author of the hoax email, himself a Haverford sophomore, defended his actions in an open letter to the community