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Nov
08

Change in the Chancellor position of Southern States University

Dear SSU Community: This is to officially communicate to everyone in the SSU community that there has been a new change in the Chancellor position of Southern States University. Based on the University’s Board of Trustees unanimous decision, Dr. Claudia Araiza has been appointed as the new Chancellor of Southern States University starting November 8,

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Oct
12

DEAN’S LIST – FALL 2021

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 Summer 2021 quarter. The high caliber of scholarship achieved by these students enhances the quality of

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COVID-19 Protocol in the Classroom

Based on local health and CDC guidelines, we require all students, faculty, and staff who enter a classroom to:   1) Wear a mask (face covering) at all times. 2) Space each other 3 feet apart at all times. 3) Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and

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Aug
06

DEAN’S LIST – SUMMER 2021

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 Spring 2021 quarter. The high caliber of scholarship achieved by these students enhances the quality of

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Jul
22

SSU Spotlight: Constance Leyland, Dean of Undergraduate Studies

SSU Spotlight: Constance Leyland, Dean of Undergraduate Studies At Southern States University, we understand that our staff are an important part of our student experience. We pride ourselves on hiring a diverse faculty of varying backgrounds, ages, and experiences. Thus, we are extremely excited to spotlight Dr. Constance “C.J.” Leyland, our new Dean of Undergraduate

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May
27

VIRTUAL COFFEE TALK – Building a Student Portfolio: Tools for Future Employment

VIRTUAL COFFEE TALK Building a Student Portfolio: Tools for Future Employment  Presented by Dr. Ryan Gordy Dr. Ryan Gordy built his career around coalescing academic research with private sector direction. After completing a Doctorate in Computer Science, he furthered his professional career as a consultant and big data expert. Today, Dr. Gordy has launched research

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May
10

DEAN’S LIST – SPRING 2021

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 Winter 2021 quarter. The high caliber of scholarship achieved by these students enhances the quality of

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Apr
16

Webinar: Research Jewels Webinar Series Spring Quarter 2021

APRIL 14 MAY 05 JUNE 02 1p: Research Jewels Getting to know the SSU Library 1p: Research Jewels General LIRN Searching with ProQuest Central 1p: Research Jewels LIRN eBooks APRIL 21 MAY 12 JUNE 09 1p: Research Jewels APA 6.0 – Reference List 1p: Research Jewels LIRN Business Focused Searching 1p: Research Jewels LIRN Data

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Mar
03

VIRTUAL COFFEE TALK: Best Practices for Online Students

VIRTUAL COFFEE TALK:  Best Practices for Online Students by Dr. Javier Flores Javier Wedekind-Flores received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSBM) in 2009 and his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (MBA) in 2011 from the University of Phoenix.  He received his Doctorate of Business Administration with a concentration

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Feb
16

DEAN’S LIST – WINTER 2021

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 2020 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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