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APLU In The News: July 2020

July 8, 2020
University officials scrambled Monday to adapt to new federal guidance that does not allow international students to stay in the country if they are taking classes online only. It also left some students expressing fears on social media that they risked being suddenly deported.
July 8, 2020
The Trump administration has put a hard wall in front of international students, saying that they must attend in-person classes this autumn if their university offers them, and that they cannot remain in the US if their college moves entirely online.
July 8, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has upended higher education in countless ways, but one of the most vexing for colleges has been the impact on international students, who contributed $41 billion to the U.S. economy in the 2018-19 academic year.
July 8, 2020
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced new guidance Monday allowing the federal government to expel international higher education students if their university campuses are forced to transition to entirely online courses due to COVID-19. Even for international students already living in the United States, a transition to fully remote learning mid-semester could mean they’re forced to travel home amid a global pandemic.
July 8, 2020
The Trump administration’s latest rules on international students are leaving colleges in a bind: hold in-person classes—a proposition many have deemed too dangerous—or risk losing enrollees from abroad. Under the policy, issued Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, international students won’t be allowed to enter or remain in the country if their universities opt to teach classes entirely online this fall.
July 8, 2020
In 2001, Judith Ramaley, a director at the National Science Foundation, coined the acronym STEM for education disciplines in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Since then, NSF and other public and private entities have provided numerous grants and incentives to support initiatives for STEM diversity in education.
July 8, 2020
The University of California Board of Regents announced on Tuesday the appointment of Dr. Michael Drake as president of the 10-campus University of California (UC) system. Drake will be the first African American to serve in the role. He most recently served as president of The Ohio State University, having stepped down last month after six years at the helm of Ohio State.
July 1, 2020
Students, educational providers, and employers are all seeking innovative strategies to ensure their futures in this era of uncertainty. As the higher education sector begins planning for the fall semester and beyond, creating new stackable credential pathways are seen as one such innovation.
July 1, 2020
Senate Republican leaders have signaled that their proposal for the next coronavirus relief package will include additional funding to test students for the coronavirus. “The most important thing we need for normalcy is to get people back into school,” Senator Roy Blunt, the Republican chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee that handles funding for education and health, told reporters Tuesday. “And we’re not going to do that particularly in a residential setting without millions of tests people can take dozens of times.”