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Trump double trouble; N.Y.U. roiled by crackdowns

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The Villager: New York University is facing a dire Donald Trump double whammy. On the one hand, many of its foreign Muslim students are feeling unsettled and confused amid the president’s “travel ban” on certain Muslim-majority countries. Meanwhile, undocumented students at N.Y.U. are racked with anxiety over the new president’s crackdown on immigrants. The two issues blur together into one …

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Trump’s travel ban orders will harm US higher education

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University World News: The potential impact of the recent ban on entry into the United States by citizens from seven Muslim countries, signed by US President Donald Trump, could be severe for international enrolments at many US higher education institutions. It will dramatically reduce the number of international students not only from the seven named countries but other Muslim-majority countries, …

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Trump’s Immigration Order Could Affect Thousands Of College Students

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FiveThirtyEight: When President Trump signed an executive order Friday temporarily preventing citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., a group of nonimmigrants was swept up in the ensuing chaos over who the ban would apply to: college students. Two undergraduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where spring semester classes don’t begin until next week, are among those who have …

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How Trump’s Executive Order Could Affect College Students

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The Atlantic: In the aftermath of the Trump administration’s executive order temporarily banning immigration from a number of Muslim-majority countries to the United States, universities and scholars across the country are grappling with what the restrictions mean for their students—and for scholarship more broadly. Fatemeh Keshavarz is the director of both the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the …

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How universities are responding to Trump’s travel ban

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USA TODAY College: Chaos erupted at airports and in cities across the country this weekend after President Trump signed a controversial executive order Friday barring refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. A federal judge issued a ruling late Saturday to temporarily allow people who landed in U.S. or those who are in transit and hold a valid visa to remain. But …

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Activists push colleges to make their campuses sanctuary sites for the undocumented

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A movement has begun on college campuses across the nation to shield undocumented students, staff and their family members from deportation. Efforts have emerged at many schools to limit the ability of local law enforcement and campus police to cooperate with federal Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officers.   The idea builds on a policy many large urban areas have adopted that …

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Geocaching in NYU Local

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When I first heard of geocaching, it was described to me as a “treasure hunt for adults.” Being an avid fan of treasure and scavenger hunts as a kid, I downloaded a free geocaching app and went to find my first cache in Central Park.The basic rules of geocaching are pretty simple. Each quest is ranked by difficulty, terrain, and size, …

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Recruiting Students Overseas to Fill Seats, Not to Meet Standards

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“Hurry Up!!!” the online posting said. “Spot Admissions” to Western Kentucky University. Scholarships of up to $17,000 were available, it added. “Letter in one day.”  The offer, by a college recruiter based in India, was part of a campaign so enticing that more than 300 students swiftly applied to a college that many had probably never heard of.  More than …

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“The Wayfinding Project” Turns New York Back to Its Pre-Colonial History

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“The Wayfinding Project,” an evolving installation that questions the representation of indigenous cultures in New York City’s pre-colonial history and its future, will be showcased at NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute from March 25 through December 21, 2016.“The Wayfinding Project” launches with an inaugural ceremony on Thurs., March 24, 6-8 p.m. 8 Washington Mews (below 8th Street, between University Place and Fifth …

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Gallatin Professor Anastasiya Osipova’s travel piece about the Ukraine

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SUSPENDED IN A RECLINING CHAIR, swaddled in a plaid blanket, dark glasses on my nose — my shell of a body is under an apricot tree in the Ukrainian countryside, my soul still lost somewhere in the purgatory of flight. “The cradle rocks above an abyss,” yes — between two continents and several languages. Only I am not a child, and there is something …

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Feb. 26 screening of Food Chains, documentary about farm workers

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On Friday, Feb. 26 at 4pm in Kimmel Room 804 there will be a screening of Food Chains, the hard-hitting documentary that describes the conditions faced historically by farmworkers in the U.S. and how one group of tomato pickers from Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has successfully partnered with consumers, growers, and 14 multi-billion dollar retailers to transform the East Coast agricultural …

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Gallatin students creates website to help make greener purchases

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Greener Ideal has an interview with Gallatin student Jake Madoff about his new website, Greener Square.  It begins like this: “Shopping for environmentally-friendly products is a lifestyle staple for anyone trying to limit their impact on their planet. But in today’s marketplace, it’s increasingly difficult to tell the difference between those businesses that are actually operating with the environment in mind, and those that …

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Columbia students insult Gallatin students

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As Columbia students, we like to think of ourselves as #1.  That’s why we only take the 1 train!  The N, Q, and R are reserved for whatever backwards grading system those paste eaters at NYU Gallatin use. If you’re like any other citizen of Morningside Heights and the greater Upper West Side, then you undoubtedly have a particular affinity …