A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Statement by President Massey and Provost Tenny on Istanbul Airport Attack

We are deeply saddened by the horrific attack at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. As we’ve seen too many times before, this senseless act of extreme violence targeted innocent civilians.

We stand firm in our belief that creative communities such as ours have the power to inspire and to unite. We encourage you to show compassion to your fellow students, colleagues, and friends through your actions and words, especially members of the SAIC community who have been deeply impacted by this incident.

Please also remember that counselors are available to assist our students, faculty, and staff. Students should contact Counseling Services at 312.499.4271 during business hours; during nonbusiness hours, students can contact Campus Security at 312.550.0624 to reach the Dean on Call. Faculty and staff may contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800.311.4327.