Tag: visa issues
As a lesser-publicized consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities stopped paying for certain on-campus work-study jobs when classes shifted online in March. For many of these students, the checks that were supposed to come until May abruptly ended two months early, creating a cash crunch for those students — and uncertainty about regaining those work-study positions in the fall.
The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts was set to host an internationally-known orchestra earlier this month, but was forced to cancel because of complications with the orchestra’s entry into the United States.
When he showed up for the interview over evening tea, “Carlos” confidently walked into the room, his t-shirt and brown pants splattered with paint. He had just left his job.
Dozens planned to come from across the globe to EMU for peace building training. But many got blocked.
For almost 25 years, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute at EMU has hosted scholars, delegates and community leaders from around the world to Harrisonburg to explore the nature of conflicts and ways to handle them. But this summer, many aspiring peacebuilders got turned away because the U.S. government wouldn’t approve travel visas so they could enter the country to attend the sessions, which ran from May 13-June 14.