BMC Immigrant & Refugee Health Center Prepares to Welcome Afghans

Clinic helps vulnerable people from around the world fleeing religious and political persecution, gang violence, civil war, and climate-driven disasters Afghan refugees line up for food in a dining hall at Doña Ana Village at Fort Bliss in New Mexico, where they are being housed. AP Photo/David Goldman. Fleeing political and religious persecution, torture, gang […]

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Trump Administration Drops Plan to Deny Visas to Some International Students

Rule would have required international students to take classes in person during COVID-19 pandemic A plan to require certain foreign students to leave the country or transfer to other schools has been scrapped by the Trump administration. Photo by Andy Costello. Bowing to lawsuits and outcries from Boston University and more than 200 universities, the […]

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New Immigration Ban Leaves Students Untouched

Move may hinder recruitment of international faculty and researchers Boston University is a signatory on letters written by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts objecting to restrictive immigration policies. Photo by Cydney Scott. A new Presidential Proclamation extends an existing suspension of immigrant visas and adds a […]

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The Transformers

Meet seven researchers who are impacting, and in some cases, revolutionizing, the human experience Boston University’s research enterprise is booming. Over 4,000 faculty across nearly 1,700 laboratories have catalyzed more scientific and social innovation than ever, attracting a torrent of new grants and funding awards. Last year, they pulled in nearly 20 percent more dollars […]

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Close Up: Humanitarianism at the Border

The Humanitarian Crisis at the Border and Beyond, a panel discussion hosted by the School of Law and moderated by the Boston Globe’s Maria Cramer, was held April 18. Panelists were Nicole Ramos, director of Al Otro Lado Border Rights Project (from left), Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), and Sarah Sherman Stokes, associate director of […]

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US Mayors: Blacks, Trans, Muslim, and Immigrants Face Discrimination

BU Initiative on Cities collaborates on survey of urban leaders’ perceptions Boston’s poorest neighborhoods contend with cracked sidewalks and other problems less common in affluent sections, one of several disparities nationwide, according to a recent survey of mayors by BU’s Initiative on Cities. Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/the Boston Globe via Getty Images. An extraterrestrial eavesdropping […]

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LAW Prof: SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Reflects a “Dark Era”

Karen Pita Loor analyzes Supreme Court’s split decision upholding Trump executive order Protesters outside the Supreme Court on April 25, when the justices were hearing arguments on whether to uphold the Trump travel ban on several Muslim countries. On June 26, the court upheld the ban in a 5-4 vote. Photo by AP/Andrew Harnik. The […]

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Student Volunteers Share ASB Experiences on Instagram

Last week, 275 BU students and chaperones fanned out across the country, to Puerto Rico, and to Montreal for Alternative Spring Breaks, the annual week of service where students volunteer with local nonprofits. This year, students worked on projects ranging from environmental reform and public health to immigrant and refugee services and food justice. Along […]

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STH Students Travel to US-Mexico Border to Learn Migrant Ministry

Travel seminar trip an education in the miseries facing immigrants Students in STH’s Arizona/Mexico Border Seminar spent more than a week in Arizona and Mexico in January immersing themselves in the existence of migrants and those who minister to them. A second group will do the same next week over spring break.  STH students travel […]

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Supreme Court Travel Ban Review Shouldn’t Affect Students, Staff

University still advises consultation with ISSO advisors The Supreme Court yesterday allowed certain travel restrictions sought by President Trump to take effect, but an exception appears to cover BU affiliates. Photo by sframephoto/iStock. BU students, faculty, and staff, including students admitted beginning this fall, apparently will not be barred from entering the United States and […]

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