MIT Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Optional Practical Training for International Students

November 2019

On November 21, 2019, MIT joined together with over 110 other colleges and universities, to file an amicus brief in support of Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) and STEM OPT in a case pending in federal court in Washington, D.C., Washington Alliance of Technology Workers Union v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Federal Court Finds in Favor of Harvard in Admissions Case

October 2019

On September 20, 2019, a federal judge in Boston ruled that Harvard’s admissions policies and practices do not discriminate against Asian American applicants.  The ruling followed after years of litigation leading up to a three-week bench trial in the fall of 2018.

MIT Joins Peer Institutions in Filing an Amicus Curiae Brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in Support of the DACA Program

October 2019

On October 3, 2019, MIT joined 18 peer institutions (“Amici”) in filing an amicus curiae – or “friend of the court” – brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in support of respondents in the consolidated cases captioned Department of Homeland Security, et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al.

OGC Guidance Concerning Cooperation with Immigration and Law Enforcement Agents

August 2019

The Office of the General Counsel has prepared a bulletin to assist MIT community members in understanding how to interact with immigration or law enforcement agents on campus and during entry into the U.S. The bulletin provides practical information, contacts and links to other useful resources. The bulletin can be accessed by using an MIT Certificate and can be found here.

Political Activity at MIT

July 2019

As “election season” becomes virtually year-round, and political speech becomes louder and more strident, it is important to review some of the Do’s and Don’ts of political activity at MIT.