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ICE Reverses Guidelines on International Student Restrictions

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rescinded guidelines that restricted international students from remaining in the country if their school had an online-only semester after a hearing on Tuesday between the Department of Homeland Security and Harvard University (Mass.) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, per The Harvard Crimson.  U.S. District Court Judge Allison Dale Burroughs announced [...]

International Students Shaken, Disappointed Over New ICE Guidelines

Under the updated visa guidelines, international students who do not return to campus for in-person instruction will risk losing their status./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff On July 6, international students learned they would lose their F-1 status if they fail to return to campus this fall, sending shockwaves and uncertainty throughout the community about how to navigate [...]

To Return or Not to Return? Students Ambivalent Over In-Person Fall Term

On June 11, Outgoing President Claire Sterk and President-elect Gregory Fenves answered the question that loomed over students since the campus closure in March: Will Emory reopen for the fall? They answered yes, with restrictions. Now the question becomes, is returning worth it?  With a myriad of restrictions planned for the fall, students are uncertain [...]

Fall Study Abroad Students Left in Dark Over Housing

Residence Life and Housing Operations, Eleonore Raoul Hall. /Jason Oh. Following Emory’s cancellation of Fall 2020 study abroad programs on May 10, some students that were planning on studying abroad have struggled to secure on-campus housing, disappointed over the lack of guidance from the University.  “I have literally gotten zero guidance from Emory,” Isha Soni [...]

Town Hall: COVID-19 Safety Protocols Will Largely Be Peer Enforced, Without Police

The enforcement of campus health protocols for the fall semester will be delegated to students./Derrick Tran, Staff In a virtual town hall on Tuesday, Emory College and Campus Life administrators outlined campus expectations for the fall semester and addressed student questions about academics, housing, dining, safety protocols and other campus resources.  Vice President and Dean [...]

Emory to Implement Optional Standardized Test Policy for Class of 2025

The University has joined a number of other universities including Harvard (Mass.), Columbia (N.Y.) and Rice (Texas), in transitioning to a test-optional admissions cycle for the 2020-21 academic year.  The new policy, which will apply to the Class of 2025, highlights three key points: submitting standardized test scores will be completely optional, students will not [...]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Tests at Emory Yield Promising Results

Phase 3 of the trial will begin on July 27 at Emory, involve testing the vaccine on around 30,000 participants and be a double-blind, placebo-controlled study./Ayushi Agarwal, Managing Editor The School of Medicine’s clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine provides encouraging evidence that the vaccine is safe and generates antibodies to neutralize the virus, according [...]

John Lewis, Esteemed Congressman and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 80

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) speaks to students on Oct. 31 in Harland Cinema, encouraging them to support Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams' campaign./Ayushi Agarwal, Photo Editor John Lewis, a U.S. congressman and civil rights icon who began his lifelong fight for racial justice as a college student, died on Friday. He was 80.  His [...]

Emory Reverses Course on Fall Plan, Significantly Reduces Campus Capacity

As coronavirus cases continue to break record highs in the United States, University President Claire Sterk and President-elect Greg Fenves announced via a campus-wide email on Friday that only certain students will live on campus and nearly all classes will move online.  This decision follows reversed plans from other prominent universities like the University of [...]

ICE Reverses Guidelines on International Student Restrictions

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rescinded guidelines that restricted international students from remaining in the country if their school had an online-only semester after a hearing on Tuesday between the Department of Homeland Security and Harvard University (Mass.) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, per The Harvard Crimson.  U.S. District Court Judge Allison Dale Burroughs announced [...]

International Students Shaken, Disappointed Over New ICE Guidelines

Under the updated visa guidelines, international students who do not return to campus for in-person instruction will risk losing their status./Anoushka Parameswar, Staff On July 6, international students learned they would lose their F-1 status if they fail to return to campus this fall, sending shockwaves and uncertainty throughout the community about how to navigate [...]

To Return or Not to Return? Students Ambivalent Over In-Person Fall Term

On June 11, Outgoing President Claire Sterk and President-elect Gregory Fenves answered the question that loomed over students since the campus closure in March: Will Emory reopen for the fall? They answered yes, with restrictions. Now the question becomes, is returning worth it?  With a myriad of restrictions planned for the fall, students are uncertain [...]

Fall Study Abroad Students Left in Dark Over Housing

Residence Life and Housing Operations, Eleonore Raoul Hall. /Jason Oh. Following Emory’s cancellation of Fall 2020 study abroad programs on May 10, some students that were planning on studying abroad have struggled to secure on-campus housing, disappointed over the lack of guidance from the University.  “I have literally gotten zero guidance from Emory,” Isha Soni [...]

Town Hall: COVID-19 Safety Protocols Will Largely Be Peer Enforced, Without Police

The enforcement of campus health protocols for the fall semester will be delegated to students./Derrick Tran, Staff In a virtual town hall on Tuesday, Emory College and Campus Life administrators outlined campus expectations for the fall semester and addressed student questions about academics, housing, dining, safety protocols and other campus resources.  Vice President and Dean [...]

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