Wharton students post open letter to Donald Trump
To wit, a long list of alumni and students of both Penn and Wharton – along with some faculty members – recently signed on to an open letter to Trump, telling him: "You do not represent us."
"[At Wharton], students are taught to represent the highest levels of respect and integrity," the letter reads. "As a candidate for President ... you have been afforded a transformative opportunity ... to make the Wharton community even prouder of our school and values. However, we have been deeply disappointed in your candidacy."
Trump's comments about immigrants appear to be a main turn-off for many Wharton community members.
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"We are dedicated to promoting inclusion not only because diversity and tolerance have been repeatedly proven to be valuable assets to any organization's performance, but also because we believe in mutual respect and human dignity as deeply held values," the letter continues. "Your insistence on exclusion and scapegoating would be bad for business and bad for the American economy."
Trump graduated from the undergrad program at Wharton – then called the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce – in 1968. He transferred into Wharton from Fordham University in the Bronx and spent only two years there.
Several of Trump's classmates told the The Daily Pennsylvanian that they'd never run into him at school.
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