Dr Q: From Harvest to Hopkins

May 30, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Mallory Meiser

Last Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance an immigration reform bill that would place 11 million undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship. A path Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa forged for himself nearly 30 years... See More

NAFSA Announces 2013 Video Contest Winner

May 29, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Michael Feighner

On Wednesday morning at the Annual Business Meeting, NAFSA President and Chair Fanta Aw announced that the video submitted by the United States Student Achievers Program (USAP) was voted the winner of NAFSA's 2013 International Education Video... See More

If You Want to Go Far…Go Together

May 29, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Lisa Schock

Benjamin Ola Akande, PhD, recently met with Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, and was struck by the power of Twitter, a unique new “voice” for half a billion people in which there are no barriers and every idea is transparent.... See More

Halfway Done and Still So Much To Do

May 29, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Stephen Ferst

Wow! With the opening of the Expo Hall, welcoming more than 8,300 people, and hearing Kofi Annan inspire us, (yep, I got to sneak in a photo with him too), I’m not sure today can top yesterday but I’m willing to try.... See More

Facing Dramatic Change in Higher Education

May 28, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Michael Feighner

The Pony Express was a revolutionary system established in 1860 from Missouri to California that reduced letter delivery time from 22 to 10 days. The network of horses, riders, and stables expedited mail service in a spectacular way, but fewer... See More

It's Time to Cut the Ribbon

May 28, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Stephen Ferst

I want to start my Tuesday post with a shout out to all of the first-timers I met yesterday at the first-timers speed networking event and in the various knowledge community receptions (weren’t those great?). I expect to see all of you again this morning at today’s orientation and the Get Networked in NAFSA Fair. I can still remember my first conference in New Orleans. I hope all of you have as memorable and life-changing experience as I did, and I look forward to seeing you for many years to come at future NAFSA conferences.... See More

Seeing New Faces and Meeting With Old Friends

May 27, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Stephen Ferst

On my schedule today, I’ll be joining our international attendees for an orientation from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Room 274 and first-time attendees for a speed networking session from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Grand Ballroom AB. Both of these events are helpful if you are new to the conference and networking is one of your primary objectives.... See More