Indiana University will still admit students from “banned countries”

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By Andrew Pillow  

Indiana University will still admit students from countries effected by President Trump’s travel ban. This means that prospective students from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen are still able to apply and attend IU.

Associate vice president for international services at IU, Chris Viers, says that the ban won’t stop IU from accepting students but it may stop them from applying.

“The order itself is not going to keep us from welcoming applications from those countries,” said Viers. “The bigger question, obviously, is whether those students will have any interest in coming to the U.S. when, clearly, they’re not feeling very welcome by our government right now,”

Read more here. (Indiana Public Media)

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Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.