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Oct
28

Filipino-American Month Celebration

Congratulations to SSU’s Faculty: Dr. Tem Bugarin!  Dr. Tem Bugarin, 1995 Southern States University celebrates Filipino-American Month in October by highlighting and congratulating Dr. Tem Bugarin.     As the former Commanding Officer of USS Saginaw, Dr. Bugarin is among the first high-ranking officers in the U.S. Navy of Filipino-American descent. Recently, Dr. Bugarin was invited

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Jul
28

SSU Promotes Diversity

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. To support this, the newly appointed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Poshan Thakur | blog
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Jun
22

SSU in support of International Scholars

The University is in support of increasing opportunities to international scholars to study in the United States. Just this week, the President of the United States was given a formal request by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, with the Chancellor of Southern States University signing along with many other colleges and university

By Poshan Thakur | blog
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May
04

Amazon is set to open offices in 2023 in San Diego, Irvine, and Santa Monica

As AMAZON is scheduled to open new offices in Southern California, this creates new job opportunities, from office work to STEM-related careers. Part of Amazon’s commitment is in recruiting local talent, which is abundant in the region. Read more here: https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/job-creation-and-investment/amazon-to-create-2-500-jobs-at-southern-california-tech-hubs

By Poshan Thakur | blog
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Mar
18

Availability of Student Loans for International Students in the U.S.

In recent years, private banks and financial institutions have started to offer private student loans to international students in the U.S. It seems that there has been an openness of the financial markets in offering the opportunity to this type of student to borrow money to pay for their studies in the U.S. Although most

By Poshan Thakur | blog
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Feb
11

SSU Celebrates Black History Month

Join SSU in learning and highlighting the life of Walgreens CEO: Rosalind Brewer “Roz” Brewer is an American CEO representing one of only two Black women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Listen to her latest interview in which she talks about how she dealt with racial inequalities and of the actions that she accomplished in promoting diversity,

By Poshan Thakur | blog
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Dec
23

How Diversity is Promoted at Southern States University

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. Southern States University is committed unequivocally to having strong

By Poshan Thakur | blog
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Sep
17
Jul
22

Five Ways Southern States University Supports Working Professionals Obtaining Their Degree

Five Ways Southern States University Supports Working Professionals Obtaining Their Degree Whether you are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or earning a graduate degree, going back to school after you have already entered the workforce can be intimidating. But it can also be an important part of achieving your career goals and enhancing your

By octavio Rodriguez | blog
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Sep
18

Join SSU, the Private American University in San Diego, Irvine and Las Vegas

Southern States University is a private American university with campuses in California and Nevada. Our students love studying here, because it is very affordable, the locations are close to some of the most popular places in the United States; Los Angeles, San Diego, beautiful beaches – everything you can wish for when studying at an

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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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