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Tag: Undocumented Immigrants
$5 Million Aid Fund for Chicago’s Undocumented Immigrants, College Students
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot this week announced a $5 million fund that will distribute cash assistance to the city’s 300,000 undocumented immigrants, including college students and others blocked from receiving federal COVID-19 emergency aid. “The Chicago Resiliency Fund is going to help ensure that our undocumented residents, students, and others excluded from federal aid don’t […]
June 12, 2020
Undocumented Students Struggle to Afford College
Undocumented students — including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status — can’t receive federal financial aid because they are not U.S. citizens. So, they have to scrape together the funds for college themselves. This puts them at a distinct disadvantage. Over half of all undergraduates — 55 percent — receive some form of federal financial aid to pay for college, according to the latest National Postsecondary Aid study.
September 25, 2019
Federal Rule Change Likely to Impact International and Immigrant Students
While the U.S. public-charge rule has existed since the 1990s, the new version has far-reaching implications for immigrant and international students. The rule requires individuals seeking to enter the U.S. to show they are self-sufficient and will not require public resources, including government benefits such as welfare. The rule’s definition has been expanded to include non-cash public benefits.
August 20, 2019
On Citizenship and Voting
Citizenship has never been a requirement for U.S. military service. Immigrants and non-citizens have fought in every U.S. military conflict since the Revolutionary War.
November 4, 2018
DACA Student Gets MBA, Eyes Entrepreneurship
Despite the obstacles Jorge Mendez Barcelo faced as an immigrant from Mexico, who arrived in the United States in 2007 at the age of 15, he was able to earn his master’s degree in business administration and establish his own business.
July 12, 2018
North Carolina Group Keeps College Goals Alive for ‘Dreamers’
SANFORD, N.C. — As a high school sophomore and DACA recipient, the connections Danny Rodas made through his mentorship program were invaluable to helping him understand the challenges he would face paying for college.
January 24, 2018
UVA Student Group Supporting Undocumented Students Finds Its Footing
A new student group at the University of Virginia—DREAMers on Grounds—is working to create a support network for students who are either undocumented or who have received DACA benefits.
March 30, 2016
Faculty & Staff
Bill to Defund University of Tennessee Diversity Office Withdrawn
Lawmakers, angry over web postings by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the University of Tennessee, want to strip the office of all state funding for the coming fiscal year.
March 24, 2016
Asian American Pacific Islander
Fight for the Diversity Vote Intensifies as Week’s Primaries Focus on Michigan and Mississippi
Late last week, Def Jam entrepreneur Russell Simmons announced he was supporting Hillary Clinton after reaching out to Bernie Sanders.
March 7, 2016
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY EDWARDSVILLE
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville SENIOR STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER: Edwardsville, Illinois Dr. Jeffrey N. Waple Established: 1957 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs www.siue.edu “The university’s Division of Student Affairs displays a strong commitment to the mission, vision and values of SIUE. On a daily basis, we work to enhance a welcoming campus culture that features citizenship, […]
February 25, 2016
Black Academicians Share Advice on How to be Successful in the Academy
Reaching the Mountaintop of the Academy, a new book edited by three prominent education scholars, provides readers with narratives, advice and useful strategies from Black academicians holding distinguished professorships across the nation.
January 24, 2016
Innocent Until Proven Guilty, but is Anyone in Higher Ed Standing With Bill Cosby?
If Bill Cosby used to give millions to your school, as he did to Spelman College, you can be assured that the money is now being put to good use — for his legal defense.
January 4, 2016
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