Harvard announced earlier this week that all course instructions would be sent online, including for students who live on campus. In a statement given to CNN, the university said the guidelines would affect around 5,000 international students.
“The order was handed down without notice – his cruelty was only surpassed by his carelessness. It seems that it was deliberately designed to put pressure on colleges and universities to open classrooms on their campus for direct instruction this fall, without regard to concerns for the health and safety of students, instructors, and others, “said Harvard University President Larry Bacow.
The agency recommends that students currently registered in the US consider other steps, such as transferring to school with direct instruction.
The lawsuit also underscores the challenges posed to students: “Only a few weeks from the beginning of the fall semester, these students are largely unable to transfer to universities that provide instructions on campus, despite ICE’s suggestion that they might do so to avoid transfer from the country. . ”
It continues: “In addition, for many students, returning to their home countries to participate in online teaching is impossible, impractical, expensive, and / or dangerous.”