[PET] Help for aspiring graduate students banned from US

Claudia Diaz claudia.diaz at esat.kuleuven.be
Mon Jan 30 21:07:11 GMT 2017

I believe this initiative may be of interest to many on this list.

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> Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 23:32:40 +0000
> From: "Paterson, Kenny" <Kenny.Paterson at rhul.ac.uk>
> To: "Paterson, Kenny" <Kenny.Paterson at rhul.ac.uk>
> Subject: Help for aspiring graduate students banned from US
> Hi,
> Apologies for intruding on your Saturday evening.
> 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
> googledoc:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/17r18cKaMSeZF4fI7UZYV0QwCvdbEb3vy3BMNZfg
> bgzI/edit?usp=sharing
> 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
> studies.
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Kenny

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