Laura Minero was skeptical about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before she applied for it in 2012. “We essentially (were) handing over all of our information,” said Minero, who was brought to California from Mexico when she was 5. “That could expose our families and whoever we live with.” But Minero, then a graduate student, needed a way to drive lawfully, and didn’t want to keep turning down opportunities to present her research at conferences because she didn’t have a valid ID and couldn’t get on a flight. “I thought it was worth the risk,” she said. So Minero enrolled in DACA — the Obama administration’s executive action that provided work permits and protection from deportation for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans to shut down the program on Tuesday.
A recent study on mentorship in engineering found that female undergraduates who had female mentors had more confidence and were more likely to stay in the field than those who had no mentors or male mentors. The difference was not tied to academic performance or amount of support—the critical factor, it seems, was a sense of belonging.
A line of about 20 students and staff members stretched down the hallway of the Student Activities Center Friday, waiting for the chance to get their hands on fresh beets, lettuce, onions, dill and other spices — all for free.
Hundreds of students participate in the spirited Hindu tradition of throwing colored powder during Rang de Madison, a Holi festival of color hosted by the Madison Hindu Students Association, outside of Dejope Residence Hall on Saturday. The event, which celebrates the arrival of spring and victory of good over evil, was held in collaboration with UW–Madison’s India Students Association and Indian Graduate Students Association.
As colleges nationwide prepare to announce this month which applicants they have decided to accept, it’s worth asking why so many admissions offices pass up easy opportunities to admit higher-quality students. Nearly all colleges, for example, make use of two metrics to gauge student quality: cumulative high school grade point average and composite score on […]