6 Reasons Trump’s ‘Extreme Vetting’ of Travelers May Already Be the Norm

Students and scholars affected by the president’s new executive order say they feel as if they already face heightened screening in order to come to the United States. Here’s why.


New Travel Ban Still Sows Chaos and Confusion

March 06, 2017

While the new executive order provides some reassurance to students and scholars already on campus that they can travel freely, it offers little guidance to those seeking to enroll this coming fall.


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.


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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Prospective International Students Show New Reluctance to Study in the U.S.

Nearly one in three potential applicants say they are less interested because of the current political climate, a survey finds.


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.