GSG initiates emergency fund for foreign students

first_imgAfter President Donald Trump’s executive orders restricting travelers from majority-Muslim countries and increasing the detention of undocumented immigrants, students have expressed their concerns about their ability to travel in and out of the country.The Graduate Student Government has responded to these students by creating the GSG Emergency Fund for Undocumented and International Students. The resolution, which was drafted by the USC Price Student Organization Coalition, will allocate $20,000 in emergency funding for students facing student visa issues because of Trump’s policies, and also will also help students who benefit from the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals by paying the fees to renew their status, according to a proposal sent to the Daily Trojan.“The resolution is denouncing President Trump’s executive order restricting the refugee resettlement program and travel from the seven Muslim-majority countries,” said Christina Gutierrez, one of the co-founders of the Price Student Organization Coalition. “[It] reaffirms support for refugees, Muslim immigrants and religious minorities.”According to GSG, the initiative will provide a maximum of $700 per student to help with visa-, DACA- and other renewal-related costs, as well as legal fees and other expenses. GSG also stated its commitment to ensuring strict confidentiality with applicant records and promised to delete any personal information they receive within two days of distributing funds.“No administration money is going into it, it’s our funding as Graduate Student Government, and part of that funding comes from international and undocumented students,” said GSG Director of Campus Affairs Christopher Lo-Records. “[The fund is] carryover, so it’s excess money that we have left over after seeding to our core programs.”Because the emergency fund is run by GSG, undergraduate students will not have access to the funds.“We’re the only branch of student government doing this, which means that undergraduate students are not being served to the same extent that graduate students are,” Records said. “I think that USG bears a responsibility to do what we’ve done.”Records also stated that USC’s large international population means that the University has a duty to fight for inclusion and justice for foreign and undocumented students. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 252 students from countries banned by Trump’s executive action go to the University.“We have a particular role to play because [USC is] so reliant on international students,” Records said. “We have a responsibility to be even more vocal and even more of a leader to advocate for this.”Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Christina Gutierrez was a founder of the Price Student Organization Coalition. She was actually the co-founder along with Victor Sanchez, Britney Wise, Anna Evans Goldstein, Nick Weinmeister, Andrew Lamotte and Nadia Kelifa.last_img read more

888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover

first_img 888 Holdings will deepen its sportsbook in-play and pre-match trading capacity by fully integrating Betgenius content, data and wagering solutions. Marked as a key directive, 888 will deploy Betgenius data and pricing solutions which will optimise the pre-match and in-play betting markets of flagship sportsbook property 888Sport.   The partnership will cover all 888Sport active territories, in which Betgenius will lead market pricing and data services for 300 global sports.888Sport has also selected Betgenius’ automated same-game BetBuilder product as its lead accumulator service which will provide players with greater variety on pre-match odds across all major sports.Guy Cohen, SVP Head of B2C at 888, said: “We are delighted to partner with Betgenius and believe its flexible technology solution will enhance 888sport through high quality and wide-ranging in-play and pre-match data and content. We look forward to developing our relationship in the coming months.”Throughout 2020, 888 has moved to expand its sportsbook capacities as a core corporate objective following the LSE firm’s acquisition of BetBright technologies in 2019, moving to develop its own proprietary sportsbook platform.   Jack Davison, Chief Commercial Officer at Genius Sports, added: “As 888 takes further control of its sportsbook with the move to a new platform, offering the right content and trading strategy is a huge opportunity to differentiate in every market. “It’s testament to the quality of official data and flexible technology that 888 has selected Betgenius to be part of that journey.” StumbleUpon Submit Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor July 20, 2020 Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share Related Articles Sharelast_img read more