President Potter Attending State Of The Union Address
02/12/2013 - 1:15 AM
St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter III will be attending President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight.
President Potter was invited by Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is one of four sponsors of the “I-Squared” bill. I-Squared would reform the H-1B visa category for people seeking professional jobs in the United States.
Supports of the bipartisan measure argue the current system of educating international students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, then sending them back to their home countries, amounts to training our global economic competitors.
SCSU had over 1,000 international students enroll the fall and many of them are in the graduate level science and engineering programs.
The State of the Union address will be tonight at 8 p.m.
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