Harvard and MIT’s lawsuit was announced early Wednesday morning, and comes in response to ICE’s new guidelines stating that international students studying at U.S. universities may not remain in the country if they are enrolled in exclusively online courses.
Under the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP), nonimmigrant students on F-1 or M-1 visas “may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States” if they are enrolled in a school that will be entirely online for the fall semester.
“We call upon the University to amplify its commitment to Black people and all people of color on this campus as central to its mission, and to become, for the first time in its history, an anti-racist institution,” the faculty letter reads.
Some other students “doing wet-lab work” or other research that requires being on campus will also be allowed to return, Dean of the College Jill Dolan said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Princetonian.
In the announcement, Lynn Loo, Andlinger Center director and professor of engineering, called the renewed partnership a “win-win,” which helps the Center to “reduce emissions globally while improving access to energy around the world.”
USG is ordering 645 total copies of each title at about $11 per book — anticipating a total cost of over $14,000. Students will be able to read a book by either Professor Imani Perry or AAS Chair Eddie Glaude.