Universities across the US stand to lose the lifeblood of key science and technology programs after the Trump administration announced earlier this week that international students cannot stay in the country if the institutions they attend are only offering online classes.
International students make up the bulk of enrollment in graduate computer science and engineering programs. In addition to paying tuition, these students help professors conduct research, teach undergraduates, and help retain top faculty.
The new policy may prompt some students to postpone their education or drop out, cutting enrollment for the fall semester and even future academic years. It