On Revoking Student Visas. Or, what it feels like when the secret fear that organized your immigrant life becomes a reality.

So, yesterday Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) quietly announced that international students on F-1 or M-1 visas will be required to leave the US, if their courses go entirely online in the fall. Active students currently in the United States enrolled in [online only] programs must depart the country or take other measures, such as… Read More On Revoking Student Visas. Or, what it feels like when the secret fear that organized your immigrant life becomes a reality.

Teaching about change, while feeling whiplash

The incredibly transformations in society that have been brought about by Covid-19 are stunning. In our medical anthro seminar yesterday, we talked with our students about the difference between rapid changes and gradual changes. The text we were discussing, Virtuous Waters by Casey Walsh, was describing a change in how doctors and scientists understood the cause… Read More Teaching about change, while feeling whiplash

Proposed U.S. Citizenship Test Questions! What is a woman?

This is the last in my series of proposed U.S. Citizenship questions. As always, I’m going to give you first the average British answer to each question, just to show what an uninitiated, unassimilated person would say, and then the real answer. Previously: What is Cream Cheese served with? How many bathrooms does the average family… Read More Proposed U.S. Citizenship Test Questions! What is a woman?

Proposed U.S. Citizenship Test Questions! Tea Time.  

In this new series of posts, I am proposing questions that I think ought to be on the U.S. citizenship test. For each question, I’ll first give you the average British person’s answer, just to show what an uninitiated, unassimilated person would say. Then the Gringo’s response with my explanation. Previously: What is Cream Cheese Served… Read More Proposed U.S. Citizenship Test Questions! Tea Time.  

Proposed U.S. Citizenship Test Questions! How many bathrooms is enough bathrooms?

In this new series of posts, I will be proposing questions that I think ought to be on the U.S. citizenship test. For each question, I’ll first give you the average British person’s answer, just to show what an uninitiated, unassimilated person would say. Then the Gringo’s response with my explanation. Previously: What is Cream Cheese… Read More Proposed U.S. Citizenship Test Questions! How many bathrooms is enough bathrooms?

Proposed U.S. Citizenship Test Questions! Let’s talk Cream Cheese.

In this new series of posts, I will be proposing questions that I think ought to be on the U.S. citizenship test. For each question, I’ll first give you the average British person’s answer, just to show what an uninitiated, unassimilated person would say. Then the Gringo’s response with my explanation. Bubble sheets ready? Here goes! … Read More Proposed U.S. Citizenship Test Questions! Let’s talk Cream Cheese.