Syrian Conflict Touches Evansville

Originally published by Courier & Press and reprinted with permission.

Most of us are familiar with the Margaret Mead quote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

To see the quote in action in our own community is thought-provoking.

A bit of background: In 2016, the U.S. offered scholarships to approximately 700 displaced Syrians, and the University of Evansville became one of the top three sponsors, proportional to the total student population. These students were not refugees but were here on F1 student visas. Read More.