Important Notice: Executive Orders on US Immigration Policy

The Immigration Working Group (IWG) is a college-wide group of faculty and staff from across all schools working to monitor developments concerning immigration regulations and their effects on members of the Dartmouth community, including those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and for those facing restrictions on travel by non-U.S. persons. More information and the current membership of the working group is available on the Provost's office website. This update provides information and resources that have been added or revised since the Working Group’s February 27 communication.


The Dartmouth Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS) updates its website on a regular basis. The site contains links to relevant documents and FAQ’s about Executive Orders on immigration and travel.

Several Dartmouth offices offer resources for DACA and undocumented students, including:

Vietnam Scholar Aids John Kerry’s Search for Battle Site

Vietnam War scholar Edward Miller relived a dramatic moment in the war alongside veteran and then-Secretary of State John Kerry last month when they tracked down the site of a controversial 1969 Viet Cong ambush on U.S. Swift boats under Kerry’s command. Miller is co-founder of the Dartmouth Vietnam Project, and is advising on Ken Burns’ upcoming film “Vietnam.”

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Dartmouth Expert on Aegean Bronze Age Honored by Uppsala

Jeremy Rutter, Sherman Fairchild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies, recently received an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University in Sweden recognizing his contributions to archaeology and his mentorship of more than two generations of scholars.

Uppsala and Dartmouth are members of the Matariki Network of Universities, a consortium of seven international institutions. The network, which Dartmouth co-founded in 2010, facilitates collaboration and the exchange of knowledge and resources among its members. In 2011, Uppsala's Faculty of Languages awarded an honorary doctorate to Donald Pease, Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and Professor English and Comparative Literature.

Read the full story on Dartmouth Now: Jeremy Rutter Receives Honorary Degree from Uppsala.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Thayer School’s Eric Fossum

Eric Fossum, Professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, Director of Thayer’s PhD innovation program, and Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for his invention of the CMOS image sensor, a device that enables high-powered cameras to fit inside smart phones. Fossum will share this £1 million prize with three others for their contributions to the sensor technology: Nobukazu Teranishi, a research professor at University of Hyogo and Shizuoka University in Japan and retired Bell Lab scientists Michael Tompsett and George Smith.

Read the full story on Dartmouth Now: Eric Fossum Wins Engineering's Biggest Prize.

Dartmouth Joins Amicus Brief on Executive Order on Immigration

Dartmouth College joined 16 other academic institutions as signatories to an amicus curiae brief filed on February 13, 2017 in the case of Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al., currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. An amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief is filed by an entity that is not a party to a case, but who assists a court by offering information that bears on a case. The Darweesh et al. v. Trump et al. case challenges President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven designated countries and suspending refugee admissions to the United States.

Inaugural Matariki Lecture: Big Data & Health Care

On February 7, Denise Anthony, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth, inaugurated the Matariki Network of Universities lecture series with a talk on Big Data, Cybersecurity, and Health Care as part of Queen’s University's Big Data 175th Anniversary series. As part of the lecture, Professor Anthony discussed Big Data's "great promise but also serious perils for healthcare...[and how]...[f]or the institution(s) of health care delivery, the use of Big Data will require changes in information governance that affect not only the security and privacy of health information, but also the role of patients, the profession of medicine, and the meaning of health itself."

Dartmouth is one of the seven founding members of the Matariki Network of Universities, which was established in 2011 to enable partner universities to enhance research collaborations, share ideas and expertise, and create innovative student and faculty exchange programs.