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20

SSU invites all students to join in a club

Southern States University has launched new student clubs for the summer 2022 quarter. SSU invites all students to join in a club. You can read more here: https://www.ssu.edu/student-clubs/    

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SSU Graduation Ceremony 2022

On June 19, 2022 ,Southern States University celebrated its graduation ceremony. The event took place at the Bahia Resort in San Diego, California with graduates from the three campuses: San Diego, Irvine, and Las Vegas. This ceremony marked the awarding of degrees for the graduating classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022. It was a special

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SSU’s Dr. Hope and her Analysis of the Pandemic

Dr. Hope, a faculty member at Southern States University, has recently published her analysis of how human beings can adapt in a post-pandemic world. Read more here: https://kttc.marketminute.com/article/getnews-2022-4-26-pandemica-adapting-and-integrating-to-the-new-world

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SSU joins the Institute of International Education

Southern States University has now become a member of the Institute of International Education (IIE). This institute was founded in 1919 with a vision for education that transcends borders and opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together. The mission of IIE is to help people and organizations leverage the

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Southern States University in Numbers Worldwide

As of today, students enrolled at Southern States University represent 43 countries from all over the world. The list of countries is shown below. The University’s commitment to diversity, seeking and supporting a multicultural staff, faculty, and student body, is one of the institution’s greatest assets. Such a diverse community has allowed the university to

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SSU Board Member Dr. Gray’s STEM Podcast

Dear SSU Community: It is our pleasure to share a new podcast featuring one of our Board members, Dr. Tammi Gray. Dr. Tammi Gray’s multidisciplinary experience in change management, business transformation, and effectiveness and technology operations has made her an organizational leader.  She currently works for World Wide Technology, a large technology services company. Dr. Gray

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SSU joins Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Dear SSU Community: It is our pleasure to announce that SSU’s Chancellor has joined this organization: Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration This is an Alliance of college and university leaders dedicated to increasing public understanding of how immigration policies and practices impact our students, campuses and communities. Members support federal, state, local, and

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SSU Opens a Dialogue on Diversity

Dear SSU Community: The University’s commitment to diversity, seeking and supporting a multicultural staff, faculty, and student body, is one of the institution’s greatest assets. Such a diverse community has allowed the university to infuse its academic programs and extracurricular activities with a wealth of diverse expressions and ideas. In accordance with its Diversity Policy,

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Feb
02

DEAN’S LIST – WINTER 2022

Dear SSU Students, Faculty, and Staff: SSU regularly recognizes students who have achieved a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the previous quarter by including their names on the Dean’s List. Students listed here achieved this honor in the Fall 2021 quarter. The high caliber of scholarship achieved by these students enhances the quality of

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The Trump administration abandons a plan to strip visas from international students taking only virtual courses.

 July 14, 2020

From the New York Times.

For your information while we await official word from SEVP.

The Trump administration has walked back a policy that would have stripped international college students of their U.S. visas if their coursework was entirely online, ending a proposed plan that had thrown the higher education world into turmoil.

The policy, announced on July 6, prompted an immediate lawsuit from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and on Tuesday, the government and the universities reached a resolution, according to the judge overseeing the case.

The agreement reinstates a policy implemented in March amid the pandemic that gave international students flexibility to take all their classes online and remain legally in the country with student visas.

“Both the policy directive and the frequently asked questions would not be enforced anyplace” under the resolution, Judge Allison Burroughs said, adding that the agreement applied nationwide.

The initial guidance, issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, would have required foreign students to take at least one in-person class or leave the country. Students who returned to their home countries when schools closed in March would not have been allowed back into the United States if their fall classes were solely online.

The higher education world was thrown into disarray, with most colleges already well into planning for the return to campus in the fall. Two days after it was announced, Harvard and M.I.T. filed the first of several lawsuits seeking to stop it.

The attorneys general of at least 18 states, including Massachusetts and California, also sued, charging that the policy was reckless, cruel and senseless. Scores of universities threw their support behind the litigation, along with organizations representing international students.

On Tuesday, more than a dozen technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, also came out in support of the Harvard and M.I.T. lawsuit, arguing the policy would harm their businesses.

“America’s future competitiveness depends on attracting and retaining talented international students,” the companies said in court papers.

John Tucker
Chancellor
Southern States University

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