18 février 2017

Universities Cite 'Damaging Effects' of Trump Order

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The eight universities in the Ivy League have joined nine other major research universities, including the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, in filing an amicus brief in a court challenge levied by the New York state attorney general and others opposing President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring entry by nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries and of refugees. Read more...

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DACA Permit Holder Detained

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A 23-year-old immigrant detained by federal immigration authorities despite holding a permit under former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is suing the government over his arrest, The New York Times reported. Read more...

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Trump: DACA a 'Difficult Subject'

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. In a news conference Thursday, President Trump came across as conflicted but noncommittal when asked about his plans for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era program under which more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, many of them college students, have gained temporary protection from deportation and renewable work permits. Read more...

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Trump Plans New Executive Order on Immigration

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. President Trump said Thursday he will issue a new executive order on immigration after federal courts blocked his administration from enforcing a Jan. 27 order barring entry into the U.S. by refugees and nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries. Read more...

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Presidents: Trump Order 'Staining' U.S. Reputation

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A group of presidents and chancellors from 48 leading universities, including all eight Ivy League institutions, the University of Michigan, and seven University of California campuses, signed a letter to President Trump on Thursday calling him to “rectify or rescind” an executive order barring entry into the U.S. for 90 days or more for nationals of seven Muslim countries. Read more...

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16 Attorneys General: Trump Order Harms Higher Ed

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is set to hear oral arguments today in the Trump administration’s appeal of a temporary restraining order that forced it to halt enforcement of an executive order barring the entry of refugees and nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries. Read more...

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Rutgers Advocacy Effort Calls for BRIDGE Act for Undocumented Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Students at Rutgers University have sent more than 6,000 letters to their U.S. senators and representatives in support of a bill that would provide "provisional protected presence" and employment authorization to young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Read more...

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U.S. Applications Way Up at Canadian Universities

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Canadian universities are reporting increases of 20 to 80 percent in the number of applicants from the U.S. compared to last year, according to an informal survey conducted by The Globe and Mail. Read more...

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17 février 2017

The Right Not to Be Recorded

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The Orange Coast College student who videotaped a professor calling Donald Trump’s election as president “an act of terrorism” has been suspended. Read more...

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Tears of Professor Clown

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Satirical academic social media accounts go serious to protest Donald Trump.
Academics are keen observers of the absurd in their professional lives -- or so their many ironic, often gallows-humor social media accounts suggest. Read more...

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