“covering everything they need to continue their studies in the U.S.”
Shouldn’t all colleges and universities be doing this? Why aren’t liberal campus activists demanding it?
FOX 13 in Florida reports:
Stetson University to bring in displaced Ukrainian students, faculty for studies in the US
A Central Florida University hopes to give Ukrainian students and faculty that have been displaced due to the war a sense of normalcy once again.
Stetson University will open its Deland campus doors to bring in displaced students and faculty from the war in Ukraine, covering everything they need to continue their studies in the U.S.
“Stetson is a small university, and it’s a big deal that Stetson is doing this,” explained Elizabeth Plantan, an assistant professor of political science who is leading the plans. “We’re uniquely positioned to do so because of our strong background in Russia, these European Asian studies. Many of our current students have recently studied abroad in Ukraine. We have several faculty that have research or other professional connections to Ukraine as well, and we hope that this will make them feel welcomed and included in our community.”
The university’s efforts are part of a broader initiative nationwide to create emergency positions for displaced students and scholars impacted by the war.
“Part of that challenge is finding longer-term support, including finding employment, finding a school for kids,” Plantan shared. “There are incredible refugee organizations right now that are working in Eastern Europe that are able to provide short-term relief for Ukrainian refugees. But universities can provide that longer-term opportunity and replacement for displaced students and scholars.”
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