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No deportations for Hmong Wisconsinites, or anyone else

Recent news surfaced about negotiations between the U.S. and Lao governments to deport Hmong/Lao refugees to Laos. If agreements are reached, approximately 4,500 Hmong/Lao individuals with a final order for deportation would be affected. As a research group who studies…

Multiple Internships: Ladder or Treadmill?

Zhixuan Wu and Vivien Ahrens are Ph.D. students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and project assistants for the “The College Internship Study” (conducted by the Center for College-Workforce Transitions). Here, they give insight into their explorations of an increasingly emerging, yet scarcely researched trend in higher education:…

Cultures of risk and the activity format of internship participation

The activity theory of work-based learning One of the fascinating things about interviewing students, educators, and employers about their internship experiences is that we are able to learn about how students experience work-based learning. And…

Introducing “Our HMoob American College Paj Ntaub”

A Poetic Prologue - HMoob not Hmong or Mong “Hmong” spelled as H-m-o-o-b ​reclaims the HMONG part of the Hmong American identity HMOOB acknowledges the authentic pronunciation of the “Hmong” name, heritage, and people “Hmong”…

Time to consider higher education for refugees

The Trump Administration recently announced the Presidential Determination for the new fiscal year, which sets the ceiling for the number refugees admitted through the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program. The determination dropped the ceiling from 45,000 refugees to its historic low of 30,000. But, as low…