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Milestones:Gail Dochat MacArgel, a Highland Park H.S. alumna, passed away at the age of 81

Gail D. MacArgel, age 81 of St. Peters, MO, passed away on July 5th, 2020 after a long illness. Gail was born Gail Ruth Dochat in Lancaster, PA on July 1st, 1939. She graduated from Highland Park, H.S., in NJ, and attended Rutgers University for almost 2 years. She then married Robert MacArgel of Colonia, NJ on May 10th, 1958 in Highland Park, NJ and embarked, supporting her husband on a 23 year military career in the US Air Force. READ MORE

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Rutgers Will Join Harvard-MIT Lawsuit Against New ICE Rules

Rutgers University to Join Harvard – MIT Lawsuit Against New ICE RulesWill file as amicus on Monday; first hearing on Tuesday

Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway today announced that the university will join as an amicus in the lawsuit filed by Harvard University and MIT to block the imposition of new rules that would be draconian for international students and devastating to colleges and universities across the country. RU will file as amicus on Monday, July 13, with the first hearing being Tuesday, July 14. The new guidance proposed by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday would prohibit international students from taking course loads that are delivered entirely remotely and would require international students to immediately leave the United States if all of their courses are being delivered remotely. “Presenting these new policy proposals in the midst of the global pandemic, on the heels of announcements that universities across the country will be providing remote instruction, and only weeks before the start of the next semester is both revealing and troubling,” President Holloway said. “Our mission is to educate and improve the lives of our community locally and globally. READ MORE

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