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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.”
AAU spokesman Pedro Ribeiro is quoted responding to a story about a controversial proposal from the Department of Homeland Security requiring overseas students to reapply for permission to stay in the U.S. every year.
In the Opinion section of The Des Moines Register, The president and vice president of Iowa State University's Student Government warn that the state legislature's funding cuts are "forcing the university to propose tuition increases to the Board of Regents, which will, inevitably, place the burden on the backs of students and their families."
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman says the White House proposal to cut indirect cost payments for university research would “literally turn out the lights in labs where universities have no other funding to pay for essential research infrastructure and operating expenses.”
Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities (AAU) is quoted in this NPR story about the Trump Administration's FY18 Budget.
Rice University President David Leebron and Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, are quoted in this Reuter's article on the chilling effect President Trump's proposed travel bans have had on foreign students.