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APLU In The News: July 2020

July 24, 2020
A U.S. Senate panel yesterday unanimously endorsed legislation to tighten oversight of federally funded researchers with ties to foreign governments. The move came despite objections from universities whose faculty would come under increased scrutiny if the bill becomes law.
July 24, 2020
Harmony on campus is hard to come by even when the stakes are lower. The brutally tough decisions colleges have been or soon will be making — how to teach in the fall, where to cut as budgets tighten — are among the most challenging that institutions have faced, at least since 2008. And for the foreseeable future, it’s not going to get any easier.
July 24, 2020
As scientists across the globe embarked on a race to develop vaccines and treatments for Covid-19, the FBI revealed hackers sponsored by the Chinese government were mounting a cyber assault to gain critical information from U.S.-led medical research trials.
July 15, 2020
Two of the country’s top universities won a major victory over the Trump administration on Tuesday, after the government agreed to halt its plan to deport international college students who only use online courses to study this fall.
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.