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September 6, 2017
University of Toledo president Sharon Gaber and Bowling Green State University president Mary Ellen Mazey released statements to students on the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.
September 6, 2017
The Kansas State University administration reiterated its support for “swift congressional action” to protect undocumented students after President Donald Trump’s administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a policy program which granted young undocumented immigrants from immediate deportation.
September 6, 2017
Ohio's public and private colleges are supporting undocumented immigrant students after President Donald Trump announced that the DACA program allowing them to remain in the United States should end. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will wind down after six months to give Congress time to address the fate of the program's participants
September 6, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in a speech Tuesday morning at the Department of Justice. Sessions touted the rule of law and called the program's implementation a circumvention of the Constitution's separation of powers. DACA was created through an executive order by former President Barack Obama in 2012. It allows eligible immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors to stay and apply for work permits for a two-year period. The period of deferred action is renewable.
September 6, 2017
UT has been recognized as having one of the nation’s leading initiatives to improve student graduation rates after increasing degree completion by 10 percent over four years. The University is a finalist for the 2017 Project Degree Completion Award, which is awarded by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to institutions who work to improve student success rates. Senior vice provost David Laude said hundreds of people across the University have worked together in the past five years to help students graduate on time.
August 28, 2017
Four floors above a dull cinder-block lobby in a nondescript building at Ohio State University, the doors of a slow-moving elevator open on an unexpectedly futuristic 10,000-square-foot laboratory bristling with technology. It’s a reveal reminiscent of a James Bond movie. In fact, the researchers who run this year-old, $750,000 lab at OSU’s Spine Research Institute resort often to Hollywood comparisons.
August 28, 2017
Over the past few years, Boise State University has launched several new programs designed to keep new students in school. The school’s retention numbers are increasing — and on Thursday, it earned BSU a nomination for a national award. BSU is one of five finalists for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities award honoring innovative student retention efforts.
August 28, 2017
A year from now, some students attending the University of Missouri in Columbia — who also are Missouri residents — may be getting some of their financial aid through either the Missouri Land Grant or the Missouri Land Grant Honors programs. The programs are intended for low-income families whose students already qualify for federal Pell grants, to fill the gap between the total cost of tuition and fees and other financial aid the students also will receive.
August 25, 2017
In the aftermath of the Great Recession, a dramatic drop in state tax revenue led to significant reductions in funding for public higher education institutions, and while there has been some reinvestment by states in the past several years, on the whole states are spending approximately $9 billion less today than in 2008 on higher ed, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Michael Mitchell, a senior policy analyst with the center who helped pen the report, said state reinvestment was tepid but present.
August 11, 2017
American universities are the envy of the world, drawing students from across the world to study in the United States. International students aren’t just pursuing an education here; they want to build a career and life here too. More than anything, they want a chance to chase the American Dream. America’s most prized export shouldn’t be the international students who attend U.S. universities, only to be forced to move home after graduation because a broken immigration system prevents them from driving innovations, building businesses and creating jobs right here in the United States.