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Clarifying Statement Regarding Maha Hasan Alshawi

HANOVER, N.H. – August 1, 2020 – We continue to be very concerned about Ms. Alshawi’s health. To be clear, we have not requested that she provide us with her medical records, but have asked that she undergo a medical evaluation, take any steps the medical provider recommends, and provide us with documentation to show that she has done so. This is to ensure that she is safe. Dartmouth is willing to launch an external investigation in addition to the internal reviews and assessments we have already conducted, but such an investigation must be public and transparent for the sake of all our community members. We continue to be in touch with Ms. Alshawi, as well as with local public safety officials, out of concern for her well-being, and again ask her to end the hunger strike and seek medical attention.