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Undergraduate Council

Harvard Undergraduate Council Condemns DHS Proposal Restricting Student Visas

Harvard’s Undergraduate Council passed two pieces of legislation Sunday to endorse a letter condemning a proposed U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule that would impose new time limits on student visas.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Students Grapple with Spring 2021 Decision

Harvard Kennedy School students say they are conflicted about spring plans following the school’s decision to offer in-person classes for international students in the spring.

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International Students

'Harvard Has Suffered,' Chief Officer for International Affairs Says of Visa Troubles for International Students

Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott denounced a recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule that would reduce how much time international students would be able to spend inside the United States in an interview Thursday.

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Central Administration

HGSU-UAW Urges Harvard to Oppose Trump Visa Rule Change

Organizers for Harvard Graduate Students Union-United Automobile Workers are circulating a petition that calls on Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott and the Harvard International Office to act in opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed visa policy change for international students.

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College

A ‘Huge Opportunity Cost’: International Students Navigate Midnight Classes, Limited Extracurricular Opportunities

Last spring, Amy M. Zhou ’21 went to sleep at 2 a.m., woke up at 6 a.m., went back to sleep at noon, and woke up at 4 p.m. each day. Classes had transitioned online, and Zhou had to accommodate Cambridge timetables from 14 time zones away.

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GSAS

Kennedy School Students Grapple with Remote Learning Challenges in the Fall Semester

Following the Harvard Kennedy School’s decision to conduct an entirely online fall semester, students at the school are navigating novel challenges from time zones to child care in order to adapt to their new normal.

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College

Study Away Option Prompts Mixed Reactions from International Students

International students who planned to pursue their studies at their local universities have grappled with grueling applications, uncertainty over the transferability of their class credits, and conflicting deadlines.

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College

Due to Federal Visa Restrictions, International Freshmen Will Not Be Allowed on Campus in the Fall

International freshmen will not be able to come to campus this fall due to federal visa restrictions, Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana wrote to undergraduates Tuesday afternoon.

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College

Harvard Will Allow International Students to Study at Universities in Their Home Countries This Fall

Harvard College will allow returning international students to transfer credits from an accredited university in their home country to Harvard this fall, director of the Office of International Education Camila L. Nardozzi wrote in an email to undergraduates living outside the United States Wednesday.

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University

DHS and ICE Rescind Policy Barring International Students Taking Online Courses

The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have agreed to rescind a policy that would bar international students taking online-only courses from residing in the United States, federal judge Allison D. Burroughs announced at a hearing on Tuesday.

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University

Survey Shows ICE Policy Would Have Cost International Students Average of $23,000 Each

Under the policy — which the government agreed to rescind on Tuesday — international students would have been required to transfer to a college or university offering in-person courses or leave the country. If they do not, they risk facing “immigration consequences” including “removal proceedings.”

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University

ICE and DHS Assert ‘Discretion’ to Make Policy Changes In Response to Harvard-MIT Lawsuit

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security filed their response Monday to a lawsuit brought by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology arguing that though the universities disagree with new rules, they are not illegal.

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College

‘Devastating’ and ‘Impossible’: Harvard, MIT Students Submit Declarations in ICE Lawsuit

Four Harvard students and four MIT students attested in sworn declarations submitted to the Massachusetts District Court on Monday that new Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules would have "devastating" and "impossible" effects on their lives.

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Higher Education

Harvard Affiliates, Other Colleges and Universities File Amicus Briefs In Support of ICE Lawsuit

Ahead of a Tuesday hearing, supporters within and outside Harvard have begun to prepare and file amicus briefs in the University’s lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Undergraduate Council

Undergraduate Council Unanimously Votes to Join Amicus Brief in Harvard-MIT Lawsuit Against ICE

The Undergraduate Council unanimously adopted legislation on July 12 to join an amicus brief in support of the ongoing Harvard-MIT lawsuit against immigration authorities, alongside student body representative groups from 15 other universities.

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