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Asian-Americans speak up about racism in Asian community, Black Lives Matter

Asian-Americans speak up about racism in Asian community, Black Lives Matter

Petrina Danardatu October 10, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has sparked global conversations about racial inequality. The Asian community in the US is now confronted with fighting  systemic racism against the Black community,...

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How long periods of isolation impact mental health and how nature can help

Sharmila Kuthunur September 29, 2020

The view from my Boston apartment’s balcony is calming - a vast stretch of trees as far as the eye can see. Before the pandemic, the hustle of daily life left me with little to no time to appreciate...

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#IRE20: Tips, panels, Q&A’s

September 22, 2020

The articles below include summaries and quotes from panels and conversations from the virtual 2020 IRE Conference. All points mentioned below, even if not explicitly mentioned in the line, are credited...

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How Northeastern students aim to break college language barriers

Pavithra Rajesh September 8, 2020

A student-led organization at Northeastern University is aiming to break language barriers for students and families who are non-native English speakers by translating information on university web pages...

How have visa processing times changed?

[Video] 2016 to 2020: How have visa processing times changed?

Nancy Ping August 21, 2020

For non-U.S. citizens who are seeking employment after graduation, how long does it take for you to get the visa you need? Moreover, what are the different forms you must complete for employment based...

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Int’l students contribute immeasurable benefits to US universities

Pavithra Rajesh August 4, 2020

American universities attract thousands of international students from across the world every year, allowing for richer global perspectives and diverse interactions on campus. However, in the news, international...

A Boston landscape.

Mass. announces travel rules, 14 day quarantine mandatory for travelers from ‘higher-risk’ states

Mihiro Shimano July 25, 2020

On July 24, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker published new travel guidelines for people entering the state, whether through domestic or international travel. These new rules, which will be effective...

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DHS revokes rule that prevented international students from taking only online classes

Pavithra Rajesh July 15, 2020

This story will be updated periodically. Last updated: July 15 On July 14, the Department of Homeland Security reversed the previous announcement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

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Work permits for int’l students are under threat, here’s why it’s important

Yuriko Schumacher July 14, 2020

Chinese native Layuan Li started working this month as a research assistant in Rice University’s School of Architecture in Texas. A recent master’s degree recipient from the school, Li is authorized...

Northeastern University.

Int’l students must leave US if studies go entirely online this fall. Here are Boston colleges’ reopening plans so far

Yuriko Schumacher July 8, 2020

This story will be updated periodically. Last updated: July 7 International students cannot stay in the country this fall if their college or university operates entirely online, according to...

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Work visas could be delayed: Int’l students urged to apply now

Sharmila Kuthunur July 6, 2020

This story will be updated periodically. Last updated: July 6 At least one university is urging graduating international students to file for their work visa before Aug. 3 because the government...

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International students face extra challenges with online classes

Pavithra Rajesh July 6, 2020

Most college students across the U.S. experienced some form of virtual learning this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. International students who returned home after dorms closed faced an additional...

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