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Students at Vanderbilt leave fraternities and sororities, alleging racism and insensitivity

More than two months after George Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests, unexpected consequences have arisen at some leading universities: Students are leaving their fraternities and sororities over what they perceive as a lack of sensitivity on issues of race, sexism, classism, homophobia and other issues of discrimination or inequality.Since June, about 200 sorority and fraternity…

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Some Indiana students begin in-person returns to schools

By Casey Smith Post-Tribune | Jul 31, 2020 at 10:30 AM Students of Avon Intermediate School South arrive for their first day back to school in the Avon Community School Corporation, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Doug McSchooler/The Indianapolis Star via AP) (Doug McSchooler/AP) For many Indiana students who have returned to classrooms for the first…

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Chinese Students in Australia Are Faking Their Own Kidnappings. Here’s Why

Images supplied by NSW PoliceChinese students in Australia are being targeted in fake kidnapping phone scams, extorting families out of millions of dollars in ransoms. Police in New South Wales said that this year alone there have been at least eight reported cases of so-called “virtual kidnappings”, and the Australian Federal Police said in May…

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Students Still Feeling Chill After ICE Rule Rescinded

Some international students say they have been chilled by the U.S. government’s attempt – now rescinded – to compel them to attend class in person this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic or risk losing their visa status.  “It was really scary,” said Yumiko Kishaba from Japan, who studies business administration at the City University of New York. “It’s very confusing. It makes…

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Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.Students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil told The Associated Press they are scrambling…

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Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

FILE – In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, pedestrians walk through the gates of Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 8, 2020, challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take…

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Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

This undated image shows image shows Mathias with his cat in Seattle. International students like Mathias worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. Mathias, who spoke on condition…

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Indianapolis students in 6th grade and above must wear face masks at school, new guidance says

Indianapolis teachers, school staff, and students in sixth grade and above will be required to wear face masks when they return to classrooms this year, according to guidance from the Marion County Public Health Department released Thursday. Children in fifth grade and below are not required to wear masks or coverings under the recommendations. Other…

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Students at Little Rock district receiving 2 options; on-site or virtual offerings for fall

FILE — Little Rock School District headquarters are shown in this 2019 file photo. ( Gavin Lesnick) The Little Rock School District has unveiled its plan for the coming school year. The district will offer in-person and virtual instruction this fall, according to an open letter posted Wednesday on its website, lrsd.org. “Little Rock School…

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US students call on universities to dismantle and defund campus policing

University students across America are calling for their universities to sever ties with outside law enforcement agencies and defund any resources currently spent on policing. Thousands of university students, graduate workers, faculty and student organizations have signed petitions, issued statements, held protests, and are organizing to compel universities to carry out their demands. Campaigners want…