As the worldwide community celebrates Day of the Girl today, we are reminded of the bravery girls around the globe demonstrate in their fight for equal access to education. In particular, my thoughts this week have been with students at Sharif University in Tehran, who have shown support for each other and courage as they’ve protested the death of Mahsa Amini. 

To our students, faculty, and staff with ties to Iran; know that we share in your pain and hopes for a brighter future for all. We also encourage you to take time to process what is happening, through support resources offered by the University and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

- MCB Director Milan Bagchi, Deborah Paul Endowed Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

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