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Education interrupted. Years lost. Students face 'cruelty' of new visa policy

Education interrupted. Years lost. Students face 'cruelty' of new visa policy

Please be respectful of copyright. Unauthorized use is prohibited.Eight years ago, Shawn Shi moved to the United States from Chengdu, China, with a plan—finish high school and eventually earn a master’s degree in electrical engineering.Last October, the now 24-year-old was on track to realize that dream. He got into the University of Michigan, transferred his student visa, and looked forward to starting life as a grad student in Ann Arbor this fall.Then, in the wake of the pandemic, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office issued the “July 6 Directive,” which states that...

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Why a former Olympic site is finally removing this Native American slur from its name

Why a former Olympic site is finally removing this Native American slur from its name

Skip to main contentSkip to navigation<>Ruth Hopkins was 5 years old when she heard the slur for the first time.Her mother decided to take her to a post office at a reservation border town neighboring the Dakota Treaty Lands where they lived. A group of older white men -- towering giants, in her eyes -- watched her walk in, laughed derisively and said, "little squaw." Her jaws clenched, and she stood rooted to the spot, immobilized by fear.One of her very first memories was also one that acutely showed her place in America and in the world."It was the first time I realized I was...

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