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[liberationtech] Help for Aspiring Grad Students Banned From USA

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Tue Jan 31 09:31:06 PST 2017

From: Kenny Paterson <Kenny.Paterson at>

No doubt you've seen the news about the US government ban on people from a
list of predominately Muslim countries from entering the US.

A lot of young people planning on going to the US to pursue their studies
now find their dreams in tatters.

And a lot of academics in our field are feeling hopeless about the
emerging situation in the US, wondering what we can do to help.

Here are three quick ideas:

1. Add your contact details, research areas, funding opportunities to this

The idea is to provide aspiring Masters/PhD students from the banned
countries with a place where they can easily find information and contact
points to help them explore options other than the US for their future

2. Talk to your Deans, Principals and Vice-Presidents about the idea of
releasing extra funds for scholarships this year.

3. Spread this message widely! Use twitter, Facebook, your e-mail address
book, and any national mailing lists that you feel would be appropriate.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have other ideas or suggestions.



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