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Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spoke with Bloomberg's Boston bureau chief Tom Moroney about President Donald Trump's travel restrictions to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim countries, and how limiting immigration and H1-B visas for skilled workers impacts the University.
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman responds to The New York Times article, "How a Tuition-Free College Turned Into a Casualty of the Tax Wars."
University leaders, including half a dozen AAU presidents, fear they are losing public and political support at an alarming rate, and say they must do more to counter charges of elitism in this Politco article.
Cornell University President Martha Pollack said she’s concerned about the Republican proposal that would tax some college endowments and require graduate students to pay taxes on stipends in this interview on Bloomberg TV.
Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a large percentage of undergraduate and graduate students will see their tax bills increase, some dramatically, according to a report in The New York Times.
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman is quoted in this article from The Hill on the business community's "furious" reaction to the Trump administration's phased-out termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In response to the Trump Administration's decision to terminate DACA, University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven, says, "Congress should act quickly so that students brought illegally as children into the country can study here, work here and become citizens."
Amy Scott, Associate Vice President for Federal Relations at AAU, and Julia Smith, Senior Federal Relations Officer, are quoted in this Scientific American article on the "annual budget skirmish" that heats up in Congress this week.
University of Wisconsin Chancellor Rebecca Blank is quoted in this Washington Monthly article on cuts in research funding that have left midwestern state schools—and the economies they support—struggling to survive.
Fifteen professors who teach at Yale, Princeton, and Harvard published a letter Monday with advice for students starting college: Though it will require self-discipline and perhaps even courage, “Think for yourself.”