Over the past three years, those of us in higher education have become more and more aware of the role politics play in academia. And on July 6th 2020, things came to a head when the Department of Homeland Security announced that international students who take only online courses in Fall 2020 were required to transfer schools, find in-person classes to take, or leave the country. Roughly a week later, DHS rescinded the order. So, we have our friend and colleague, Nathalie Rita, with us to discuss the role of politics in the academy, the role of the academy in politics, and the precarity of international students in the United States. Tune in to listen to our special pre-election episode, and please GO VOTE!
Higher education, politics, election, international students, immigration
- Check out Nathalie’s co-authored article with Dr. Nandita Sharma in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled, “What’s at Stake in Higher Ed in the Election.”
- Follow Nathalie on Twitter!
- In case you don’t remember the Department of Homeland Security’s decision on July 6 regarding international students…
- And then DHS rescinded their decision!
- How much free speech is too much on college campuses? Well, UH Manoa has navigated this battle with the local Proud Boy contingent on island. Read about it here:
- And a related article about schools in Maine banning teachers from discussing BLM.