Scheduled Library Workshops

Hello all, The following are the workshops scheduled for Fall 2016: 8/13 @ 1:00pm/ Newport Beach Campus room 112: Understanding Databases and Finding Company Data – Become an expert at database searching. 8/20 @ 1:00pm/Newport Beach Campus room 112: Word Features for APA Formatting – Learn how to use the power of word to format

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Workshop – Understanding Information

The Understanding Information workshop is to help you become informed users of information. This workshop will help you understand what kinds of information you need to find and how to think critically about what you find. Become information literate. Bring a lunch and eat during the presentation. All campus students welcome. The library would like

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Happy New Year!!!

SSU wish your goals be achieved and your dreams come true in 2016! Let’s celebrate this blissful, cheerful, colorful New Year  with a smile.

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Who are Dependents and Can They Study in the United States?

Dependents are the spouses and children of F-1 and M-1 students who are in the United States under the F-2 or M-2 nonimmigrant status. The status of F-2 or M-2 individuals depends on the status of their F-1 or M-1 spouse or parent. This means a person cannot be admitted into the United States under

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LUNCH TALK: Using LinkedIn as a Professional Tool

  Mun Kang will give a talk at the Newport Beach Campus on Saturday, September 12th from 1-2 pm on the subject: Using LinkedIn as a Professional Tool     More information: NB LUNCH TALK Summer 2015

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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
Southern States University

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