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APLU In The News: January 2017

January 30, 2017
Public colleges and universities enroll nearly three-quarters of students. The sheer size of these institutions means that they have the potential to substantially increase economic mobility nationally. These schools can increase enrollment and maintain quality, something often missed in rankings. Scale is an asset.
January 30, 2017
Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, said in an interview Saturday that while the association is hearing stories from member schools about individuals affected by the order, it doesn’t know how many people are unable to return to campuses.
January 30, 2017
A federal judge blocked part of President Trump’s executive order on immigration on Saturday evening, ordering that refugees and others trapped at airports across the United States should not be sent back to their home countries. But the judge stopped short of letting them into the country or issuing a broader ruling on the constitutionality of Mr. Trump’s actions. Lawyers who sued the government to block the White House order said the decision, which came after an emergency hearing in a New York City courtroom, could affect an estimated 100 to 200 people who were detained upon arrival at American airports in the wake of the order that Mr. Trump signed on Friday afternoon, a week into his presidency.
January 30, 2017
An executive order signed by President Trump late Friday afternoon immediately barring immigrants and nonimmigrant visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. has had immediate effects on scholars and students. More than 17,000 students in the U.S. come from the seven countries affected by the immediate 90-day entry ban: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
January 30, 2017
President Trump's executive order Friday that bars all refugees from entering the United States, as well as citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries, prompted colleges to frantically start trying to determine what it meant for them.
January 30, 2017
Peter McPherson, director of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, said Trump’s executive order is causing “significant disruption and hardship” to students and scholars at universities like Kansas State.
January 30, 2017
More than 75 professors from Arizona's three state universities have signed a national petition denouncing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration as discriminatory and detrimental to the country.
January 24, 2017
As a matter of fairness President-Trump should maintain the DACA immigration order. We appreciate that he’s already stated “we’re going to work something out” on the program. DACA offers deferred status to undocumented individuals who were brought as children by others and have lived here continuously since 2007. Many were brought to this country at such a young age that the U.S. is the only home they know.
January 18, 2017
With two days left in the Obama administration, the federal agency charged with protecting humans in research on Wednesday issued an overhaul of rules that had been caught up in more than five years of acrimonious debate.