Faculty & Staff
Leadership & Policy
Villanova Offers Online Certificate Program to Train Immigrant Advocates
Michele Pistone, a professor of law at Villanova University in Pennsylvania and an immigration lawyer for nearly 30 years, has founded the first university-based online certificate program that trains immigrant advocates to serve migrants and refugees. Six out of 10 migrants confront the immigration system without a lawyer, according to experts and immigration research cited […]
November 11, 2020
Reimagining International Student Recruitment in the Age of COVID-19: Cross-Continent Collaboration and Partnership Agreements, and Innovative Delivery Models Have Never Been More Important
International student enrollment has been challenged since well before the COVID-19 global pandemic brought the traditional higher education recruitment cycle to a halt in mid-March. It will only become more difficult if colleges and universities do not quickly determine and act upon ways to reach and serve the unique needs of this critically important student population.
June 10, 2020
Top Higher Ed Groups Create New DACA Resources Website
Several influential higher education groups have created a new website, ‘Remember the Dreamers’, that will provide information and resources for students and institutions on what efforts are being made to help Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, students. Many of these students are also called ‘Dreamers’, after the Development, Relief and Education for Alien […]
May 8, 2020
Illinois Higher Ed Leaders Call on Congress to Address Visa Delay, Denial Increase
Presidents and chancellors from nearly 30 colleges and universities throughout Illinois are calling on Congress to address the increasing number of visa delays and denials that are leaving many of their international students in limbo, reported The Chicago Tribune. Both private and public university leaders signed a letter to state’s congressional delegation regarding “concern about […]
February 18, 2020
College of Saint Rose Receives Donation to Train Educators
The College of Saint Rose Thelma P. Lally School of Education recently received a $1.1 million gift to train educators to help children with disabilities and mental health needs. As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Project Targeting Healthy Resiliency in Vested Educators (THRIVE), the five-year grant will cover the majority of the tuition […]
October 17, 2019
Morehouse College Alumnus Spike Lee to be Honored
Alongside the Atlanta Film Society, Morehouse College will host the first annual Human Rights Film Festival Oct.10-12 to provide a platform for independent filmmakers to show off their work and provoke conversations about social injustice issues. The festival will also honor Morehouse alumnus and film director Spike Lee with a lifetime achievement award in film. […]
October 9, 2019
‘Go Back’? They Brought My People Here First
During the week of Trump’s “go back” rhetoric, I was in Washington, D.C. doing my one-man show, “Emil Amok,” at the Capital Fringe. But the hot race talk of the day made me see a section of my show in a new way. It frames the “go back” story for every Filipino in America.
July 26, 2019
‘We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us:’ The Importance Of Ethnic Studies
I once heard a story about a man that needed to go North from Mexico to the United States in the 1940s. At the time, Guerrero, Mexico was depleted of resources and there were no jobs for the people. It spread throughout the city that there was work in the United States through a temporary workers program. The man knew this was his chance to go North so he went to where all the laborers were gathering to leave.
July 16, 2019
Asian American Pacific Islander
Fitting In Doesn’t Fix Discrimination
I have been studying the internment of Japanese Americans ever since I have been a professor. Yet I have had the most important insight, personally as an Asian American albeit not Japanese originally, only recently. To explain why the mass incarceration during World War II of 120,000 individuals on the basis of heritage, two-thirds of them native-born citizens of this nation, was wrong requires pointing out that the people who are most offended about the violation of civil rights are those who subscribe in the ideals of the United States.
June 27, 2019
Little Clarity in Sexual Harassment Rule Changes
Poor Betsy DeVos. Three words that an accountant would never use for the woman connected to the Amway fortune, whose only real knowledge of education was being an anti-public school/pro-voucher advocate. But now, here she is, thrust into the role of nation’s top education official in a bit of White affirmative action by Donald Trump, another recipient of the same.
November 26, 2018
Seattle University Law School Ends Externship With ICE
As a result of pressure from its students, Seattle University School of Law administrators has ended its externship with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which supplies students with professional legal experience for class credit. In June the private, Jesuit Catholic institution joined other Jesuit organizations in condemning the Trump administration’s policy on […]
November 23, 2018
Leticia Diaz: A Commitment to Equity
Driven by an institutional mission of social responsibility, Dr. Leticia M. Diaz oversees a law school rich with diversity and strong in its commitment to utilizing legal knowledge for greater good.
July 26, 2018
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