18 février 2017

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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‘Your Next-Door Iranian’

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The majority of the students directly affected -- more than 12,000 of them -- come from Iran, the 11th-leading country of origin for international students in the U.S., right after Mexico, according to data from the Institute of International Education. Read more...

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'A Closing of America'

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A draft of an executive order President Trump is reportedly considering would immediately impose a 30-day ban on entry of individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries, reform the visa process and suspend refugee admissions. Read more...

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Higher Ed and the Wall

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Some college leaders are concerned about the symbolic impact of Trump’s proposed wall on collaborations and exchange, even as many wait to see what, if any, practical effects it might have. 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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Chinese Company Accused of Fraud Withdraws From Project to Combat Fraud

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. British universities stand to lose tuition income if students from European Union countries are required to pay higher fees in line with those paid by students from outside Europe, according to a new analysis released by the Higher Education Policy Institute, a U.K.-based think tank, and Kaplan International Pathways, an international student recruiting and services company. Read more...

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Trump Expected to Sign Orders Restricting Immigration From Middle East, Africa

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Reuters is reporting that President Trump is expected to sign executive orders this week temporarily banning the entry of most refugees and suspending visa processing for citizens of seven countries in the Middle East and Africa: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 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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