3/7/2017 On Monday, March 6, President Trump signed a new executive order that makes a number of changes to his January 27 directive, later blocked by courts, that temporarily banned entry for nationals from seven predominately Muslim countries. Importantly, the new order does not affect nationals from Iraq, focusing on nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
3/7/2017 Front row, L to R: Katherine Quinn, Gwendolyn Beacham, Jocienne Nelson, Lorien Hayden, Michelle Kelley; Back row, L to R: Natalie Hofmeister, Aubrie James, Lauren McLeod. The Cornell chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) has received a $5,000 grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for its project Empowering Women in STEM to Lead Through Inclusive Practice and Community Building.
2/10/2017 On February 10, 2017, Dean Knuth sent the letter below to all directors of graduate study and graduate field assistants conveying to faculty that the January 27, 2017 Executive Order from the Trump Administration banning entry in the United States for nationals from seven countries should not be a factor in graduate admissions decisions. Read the full text below: Dear Directors of Graduate Studies and Graduate Field Assistants:
1/31/2017 Since our message on Saturday to all graduate students and President Rawlings'
1/30/2017 We understand that the rapid-fire news regarding the actions and potential plans of the new U.S. administration in Washington DC regarding immigration and visa issues, health care, the temporary freezing of new grants from some federal agencies, and other rumored actions may be creating uncertainty and causing stress for you.