Links of the Week • March 8, 2017

TRAVEL-BANNED: One Iranian Humboldt State University Student’s Crazy Odyssey to Get Back to the States and Finish the School Year
Lost Coast Outpost
“I’m not a bad student, and the professors really helped me,” Maleki said.

Have We Lost Sight of the Promise of Public Schools?
New York Times
The arguments over the confirmation of the new secretary of education were about something bigger: which government institutions benefit which citizens.

Debate on college affordability spurs California lawmakers to offer proposals to help students
Los Angeles Times

Dropping in numbers, African-American students are left behind
The Collegian (Fresno State)

Well-heeled tie
San Diego Reader
The long reign of San Diego State president Elliot Hirshman as the highest compensated president of the CSU system has ended… Hirshman’s current total compensation package of $492,469 was just slightly eclipsed in 2015 by the $492,694 made by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo president Jeffrey Armstrong.

Trump Issues New Travel Ban
Inside Higher Ed
[Detailed report on the new Travel Ban and its impact on Higher Ed] …the president of the Assoc. of Public and Land-grant Universities, said in a statement, “During the 2015-16 school year, more than 15,450 students and over 2,100 scholars from the six countries targeted in this ban studied and conducted research at U.S. universities. The pipeline of new students and scholars from those countries — many of whom are in the midst of the college application process — is now cut off.”

Unprecedented White Supremacist Activity
Inside Higher Ed
Report documents 107 incidents at colleges and universities in the current academic year.

Trump University Lawsuits May Not Be Closed After All
New York Times
… a former student is now asking to opt out of the $25 million deal to settle the fraud claims, a move that, if permitted, could put the deal in jeopardy.

From Bowdoin to Boston
Inside Higher Ed
Former Bowdoin College president takes a lower-ranking role at UMass Boston, saying he thinks the challenge in American higher education is in public institutions.