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August 6, 2020
Federal policy that would prohibit international students with F-1 visas from remaining in the U.S. while attending online-only university classes this fall will not apply to MU, the university has said. The directive by the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program will not apply to MU international students because the university is planning for in-person and “blended” hybrid courses.
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.
June 5, 2020
US President Donald J. Trump signed an order late last month canceling visas and barring entry for Chinese students, postdocs, and other visiting scientists associated with China’s “military-civil fusion strategy.” The order, which went into effect June 1, is an effort to stop what the Trump administration sees as a Chinese attempt to acquire US technology.
June 5, 2020
A new ‘proclamation’ by President Trump that bars certain Chinese graduate and postgraduate students from studying or doing research in the US has got American university groups and research advocates worried. The decree, which came on 29 May, also calls on the State Department to consider revoking F and J student visas already issued to Chinese nationals currently in the US – if they are deemed to meet particular criterion such as links to China’s military.