The Chronicle of Higher Education
by Andy Thomason
July 14, 2020
The Trump administration has rescinded guidance that would have prohibited international students from studying at campuses offering online-only instruction this fall. The move came on Tuesday amid widespread pushback from the higher-education community that included multiple lawsuits and a near-unanimous chorus of protest, alleging unnecessary cruelty by the White House during a deadly pandemic.
The administration announced the decision to rescind the guidance at a hearing related to a lawsuit, brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that challenged the rule. According to several reports, the federal judge presiding over the case, Allison D. Burroughs, announced on Tuesday afternoon that the two sides had reached a resolution.