Library of Congress to replace term ‘illegal aliens’

Source: Sonia Qin, The Dartmouth | 3/28/16 6:51pm

"The Library of Congress will replace the term “illegal aliens” with “noncitizens” and “unauthorized immigrants” in its subject headings, a decision that was announced on March 22. This change, which was initially proposed by Dartmouth’s Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and DREAMers, will lead to a sweep of heading changes for all libraries in the United States and Canada that use records distributed by the Library of Congress. The changes will come into effect no earlier than May 2016.

CoFIRED will host immigration reform conference

Source: Briana Tang, The Dartmouth | 11/5/15 9:15pm

"United by a common interest in discussing and developing immigration reform, students from 20 different institutions representing all corners of the United States will arrive at Dartmouth today for the sixth annual Collegial Alliance for Immigration Reform Conference. The conference, organized by the non-partisan Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and DREAMers, will run from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8 and has a varied schedule of events, including lectures, workshops, presentations and discussions.

College ends need-blind admission for international students

Source: Noah Goldstein and Erin Lee, The Dartmouth | 9/17/15 8:25pm

"International applicants to the Class of 2020 will be considered under a “need-aware” policy, as opposed to the “need-blind” policy used for the past eight years, College spokesperson Diana Lawrence wrote in an email. The admissions office had been need-blind for international students from the Class of 2012 through the Class of 2019.

Hassen ’17 testified on behalf of undocumented student bill

Source: Lauren Budd, The Dartmouth | 2/10/15 7:36pm

"Seated before some of New Hampshire’s most senior legislators last week, Halimo Hassen ’17 drew on her personal experience in testifying on behalf of New Hampshire House Bill 675-FN,which aims to extend eligibility for in-state tuition rates to undocumented students in the university and community college systems of New Hampshire. Although the bill remains unlikely to pass, according to two experts interviewed, they praised her remarks for their poignancy.

‘Drop the I-Word’ event highlights students’ stories

Source: Michael Qian, The Dartmouth |3/31/14 6:38pm

"A few years after Daniela Pelaez ’16 and her family emigrated from Barranquilla, Colombia, to Florida in 1999, Pelaez’s mother fell seriously ill. Lacking health insurance, her mother decided to return to Colombia after a lawyer told the family that she could return to the U.S. after receiving medical care. This, however, was not the case, and Pelaez’s mother was banned from the U.S. for 10 years."