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Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest

A Mexican immigrant who had been granted protections was detained and threatened with deportation. People like him say they’re growing tired of living in limbo.


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Court Rebukes Trump’s Travel Ban, and Harm to Universities Plays a Key Role

February 09, 2017

A panel of appellate judges affirmed that states have legal standing to challenge the executive order, specifically because of its impact on students and researchers at their public universities.

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An ‘America First’ Presidency Clashes With Higher Ed’s World View

February 01, 2017

Colleges that have prided themselves on working across borders now confront a president who has pledged to build a wall.


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On the Front Lines of a New Culture War

January 01, 2017

St. Cloud State University spent 15 years trying to become a beacon of diversity and tolerance while its city fought over the arrival of Muslim refugees. Then Donald Trump came along.

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International Students Wonder What a Trump Administration Will Mean for Them

November 11, 2016

The president-elect’s nativist rhetoric has left those students worried about a backlash.


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Muslim Ambassadors on an American Campus

Whether they like it or not, many of the women in the United States on Saudi  study-abroad programs find themselves representing the Muslim world to curious, sometimes wary Americans.

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Even Before the Travel Ban, Signs of Weakening Interest From Students Abroad

Graduate-student applications from overseas increased by only 1 percent last year, suggesting global markets were already rattled before President Trump took office.

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Trump’s Order for a ‘Big, Beautiful’ Wall Renews Fears at a Border Campus

At the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, some students commute daily from northern Mexican cities. People there say the president’s action threatens the university’s reputation as a welcoming place.