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.


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.


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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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.


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.