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Federal case aiming to halt international students from post-graduation work met with discontent at UMN

Morgan La Casse

Jiang Li

October 23, 2019

A federal court case is seeking to disband a work training program for graduated international students, prompting many in the University of Minnesota community to fight back. The Optional Practical Training program is part of a U.S. F-1 visa employment regulation that permits students to do work in a...

UMN international student enrollment sees significant increase

Dr. Barbara Kappler, director and assistant dean for International Student and Scholars Services, poses for a portrait in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Tuesday, Oct. 8. 

Jiang Li

October 10, 2019

The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus saw a significant rise in undergraduate international freshmen enrollment this fall after combating a substantial drop last year. As of fall 2019, the number of freshmen living in a foreign country when they applied to the University increased about 63 ...

‘Let’s Talk’ counseling program expands, increasing accessibility to international, domestic students

Alisa Eland, associate director for counseling and advising at International Student and Scholar Services, poses for a portrait in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Monday, Sept. 30.

Gwiwon Jason Nam

October 3, 2019

In an effort to be more inclusive, an informal counseling service at the University of Minnesota extended its space to the International Student and Scholar Services this fall semester. The Let’s Talk program is a support service that has provided informal drop-in consultations at various locations...

Cold weather, safety, academics: UMN Asian international students share reasons for U enrollment

Youngouk Oh poses for a portrait at St. Anthony Village Central Park on Sunday, Sept. 1. Oh is an international student from South Korea.

Jiang Li

September 4, 2019

Yixuan Ding, 22, an accounting graduate student at the Carlson School of Management, left Sun Yat-Sen University in China, packed her belongings and boarded her Minneapolis-bound flight on Aug. 11 to start her new life at the University of Minnesota. Ding is among many University international students ...

Graduate students concerned by imbalanced international student fees

Niamh Coomey

May 7, 2019

Graduate student government at the University of Minnesota recently expressed concern about high fees for international graduate students at the University in comparison to fees at other Big Ten schools. Research done by the Council of Graduate Students in 2013 shows that, at the time, the Universit...

Canvas to implement name pronunciation software

Farrah Mina

April 16, 2019

To ensure professors and students pronounce each other's names correctly, all University of Minnesota system campuses will implement a name pronunciation software into Canvas next month. The software, called NameCoach, will be integrated into Canvas across the University starting May 7, according to Julie ...

Boynton group works to bring sexual education to international students

Gwiwon Jason Nam

March 4, 2019

A student-led University of Minnesota group aims to expand culturally inclusive sexual education among international students. Boynton Health has expanded sex education for international students through the Sexual Health for International Students project, which is part of Sexual Health Awareness and Disea...

UMN international students left scrambling

UMN international students left scrambling

Chuying Xie

September 20, 2018

A recent change in federal policy has left some University of Minnesota international students scrambling at the start of the school year. The policy on "Accrual of Unlawful Presence," which went into effect in August, impacts how the federal government manages unlawful presence of international students ...

University members, community respond to travel ban decision

Lili Rochelle listened to Keith Ellison speak at the Minneapolis courthouse during a protest on Tuesday, June 26.

Cleo Krejci

July 2, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban has raised questions for many at the University of Minnesota. The ban, which limits travel for people from seven countries, has many implications for some University members and has spurred national action on...

Experts weigh Brexit woes

Raju Chaduvula

June 29, 2016

On Thursday, Britain voted to leave the European Union after a 43-year stint with the bloc. Britain will become the first country to relinquish its EU membership. Following the referendum — with 52 percent of Britons voting to leave and 48 voting to remain — financial markets around the wor...