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By John Lennon (1971)
“Imagine all the people, living life in peace. . .”
Dear Students, Scholars, Staff and Faculty,
Last week the world was rocked by the tragic events which dominated the media in every country. Here, in the U.S., media attention focused upon Paris, in part due to the centuries old alliances between the U.S. and France. Social media, including the very humble SCISNEWS of this office, focused upon France, and in so doing, we were perceived as not global in our perspective or inclusive in our published condolences and sympathies. For those of you who know us, this is the farthest thing from the reality of our outreach to the almost 5000 students, scholars, faculty and staff from 120 countries who are currently connected with Syracuse University, and the thousands of alumni all around the world. I was wrong to not include all the other parts of the world which had also been affected, and which were recognized during the Sunday and Monday vigils on campus.
At these vigils, we from the Slutzker Center joined students from Lebanon, from Russia, from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, the U.S., and many other countries which had recently suffered from senseless and horrific bombings and other tragedies. These students saw us and knew that we care just as deeply about them and their suffering at this time, and always. This mourning is part of the DNA of Syracuse University, in the wake of the 1988 Pan Am 103 bombing which took the lives of 35 of our students. We want all of you to know this. The Rolling Stones magazine (11/15/2015) published an article entitled, “Not Just Paris: Why is Beirut’s Brutal Terrorist Attack Being Ignored?” http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/not-just-paris-why-is-beiruts-brutal-terrorist-attack-being-ignored-20151115 . In the article, we are all challenged by this question: “Why is violence in one part of the world barely worthy of news coverage, while violence in another collectively mourned?”
Let me assure you that every part of the world is important to us, and every family member, every friend, every colleague, every former schoolmate and teacher of our students is important to us. I thank the students who brought this to my attention. We have met and talked, hugged and been mutually assured that every part of the world is important to us, at the Slutzker Center, and to Syracuse University. I hope that this will be proven time and time again as we join together to, paraphrasing the words of John Lennon: “live life in peace.”
Patricia A. Burak, Director
On August 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a court decision finding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not follow required procedures when it created the STEM extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) back in 2008. The Court decision dictates that the STEM extension of OPT will no longer exist after February 12, 2016 but gives DHS six months (from August 12, 2015 until February 12, 2016) to submit the STEM extension regulations again following proper procedures. These 6 months should give DHS enough time to reissue the STEM extension regulations following proper procedures.
In the meantime, this court decision has no immediate impact on the employment authorization of students currently authorized for the STEM extension of OPT. This court decision does not prevent students who are eligible for the STEM extension of OPT from applying for the STEM extension by February 12, 2016. To be eligible for the STEM extension of OPT, you must be authorized for OPT on the basis of your program of study in a STEM field and have employment with an employer that participates in E-verify. You may apply for the STEM extension up to 120 days before the end date of your authorized OPT.
We have been informed that DHS is reviewing this court decision and will issue guidance in the next few weeks. We will inform you of any guidance we receive.
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