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Feb
20

SSU Students at the Pacific Beach Campus: This is to notify you that the Pacific Beach campus will be closing at the end of this week on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Unfortunately due to a number or factors, including a recent change in accreditation regulations (see below) requiring all satellite locations (termed “Learning Sites”) to

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Feb
13

INFORMATION LITERACY SESSIONS SCHEDULE

SAN DIEGO LIBRARY SESSIONS – WINTER 2017 Wednesday, Feb. 1: Intro to SSU Databases Wednesday, Feb. 8: APA Style Basics Monday, Feb. 13: Searching for Company Data Wednesday, March 1: Database Search Techniques Monday, March 13: APA References & Citations * All the sessions in San Diego are from 4-5 pm in the Library NEWPORT

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Jan
17

Upcoming career fair in Long Beach!

Long Beach Career Fair February 16, 2017 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST Hyatt Regency 200 South Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802   Best Hire Career Fairs will be hosting a huge live hiring event in Long Beach. You will get your chance to meet the hiring decision makers from the area’s best employers

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Jan
17

Upcoming career fair – Winter season

LA County Career Fair January 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Sheraton Gateway Hotel 6101 West Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045     Come meet with top employers in Los Angeles. Take control of your career search! If you are looking for a new career or a better job you do not want

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Jan
17

Upcoming career fair

Inland Empire Career Fair Wednesday, January 11th 9:00am – 12:30pm DoubleTree Hotel 222 North Vineyard Ave Ontario, CA 91764   HireLive is a national career service company specializing in Sales, Retail and Management Career Fairs, and has more than a decade of experience in connecting job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring.

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Dec
27

Update on ACICS situation

  December 27, 2016 Southern States University Students: This is to provide an update to the notice to students on October 4, 2016 (attached) which affects ONLY international students in the ENGLISH PROGRAM and US citizens/permanent residents receiving federal student financial aid. On December 12, 2016, the US Department of Education removed recognition of our

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MBA Students celebrating after the finals!

On 12/19/2016 the MBA students from the course Operations Management taught by Iyad Afalqa went to a restaurant nearby  SSU Newport Beach to celebrate the end of the quarter. All students are so glad about the knowledge gained in this course, and now they’re able to understand more about the processes and procedures of the big companies.

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Dec
15

SSU MBA Student Presentations Fall 2016 Dear SSU Students: You are invited to attend the MBA final project presentations given by our graduating students. The timings and locations are as follows: Fashion Valley Campus: o Friday, December 16th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Newport Beach Campus: o Tuesday, December 20th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Nov
01

Upcoming Career Fairs

Hello All, Stay tuned in these career fairs that will happen around Orange County:   Anaheim Career Fair Thu, December 1, 2016 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PST Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort 616 W Convention Way Anaheim, California 92802   Come join this LIVE hiring event! attendance is free and the fair will be packed

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Sep
28

Library Workshops

Hi Everyone, This semester we are changing the library schedule to Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-7 and Saturday 12:30-5:30 starting on 9/27/2016. Library Workshops are scheduled on    10/22 @ 1:00pm/room 118: APA Formatting  10/24 @ 4:30pm/room 112: Word Features for APA Formatting  10/29 @ 1:00pm/room 118: Using Information  11/05 @

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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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