President expresses shock over attack at Kenya university

I write today to express my shock over the attack on Garissa University College in Kenya. My heart goes out to all of those impacted by this senseless act. I am especially mindful of the many members of our community with ties to the region. As the full impact of today's events continues to unfold, I ask that you please keep them, the victims and their families — as well as the entire Garissa community — in your thoughts. Universities should be safe havens for the sharing of ideas and embracing differences, not targets for violence.

David J. Skorton