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Students, Schools Seek Answers in Era of Pandemic U.
We’ve crept into May, which is coincidentally Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on the diversity calendar. But as Helen Hsu sees it, there’s not much to celebrate if you’re an Asian American student.
May 4, 2020
Study: Amid Pandemic, U.S. Colleges More Financially Vulnerable Than International Peers
U.S. colleges and universities are more vulnerable than international peers to financial hardships caused by coronavirus-related shutdowns, says a new study from Moody’s Credit Rating Agency.
April 13, 2020
Report: Pandemic May Put Financial, Enrollment Strain On Colleges
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the campus closures that have ensued, could pose significant enrollment and financial challenges to colleges and universities, according to a recent report from Fitch Ratings, a credit rating agency.
March 17, 2020
What Will Happen to the Most Vulnerable Student Populations During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis?
Over the last few days, hundreds of colleges and universities have decided to encourage students to move out as soon as possible and handle the remainder of the academic semester online. While major precautions are necessary to help avoid making this public health crisis any worse, the announcements have made one thing clear: institutions assume that students will be able to figure out where to live, how to eat, and how to finish the semester in a matter of days.
March 12, 2020
Illinois Higher Ed Leaders Call on Congress to Address Visa Delay, Denial Increase
Presidents and chancellors from nearly 30 colleges and universities throughout Illinois are calling on Congress to address the increasing number of visa delays and denials that are leaving many of their international students in limbo, reported The Chicago Tribune. Both private and public university leaders signed a letter to state’s congressional delegation regarding “concern about […]
February 18, 2020
U of Florida Tells Professors Not to Order Sick Students to be Tested for Coronavirus
The University of Florida on Jan. 31 told its professors to stop ordering visibly sick students to leave the classroom and be tested for the Coronavirus, reported National Public Radio. The university didn’t say how many students were ordered by professors to be tested, nor did it identify the professors who took this action. “While […]
February 14, 2020
George Soros Donates $1B for Global University Initiative
Billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros has announced that he is donating $1 billion for a new global university network that will support and train students, especially underrepresented populations, worldwide, to build more open societies where “free expression” and a “diversity of beliefs” become the norm.
January 27, 2020
At UC Irvine, Iranian Students Worry For Their Families
Iranian and Iranian American students at the University of California Irvine mourn victims of the Ukrainian plane crash and wonder what’s next amidst rising tensions between Iran and the United States.
January 14, 2020
Critics Question Validity of College-Prep Company
After facing difficulty applying to 25 different colleges in the U.S. and U.K., New Zealander Jamie Beaton launched his own company, Crimson Education, to provide consulting services for international students applying to elite American universities. Beaton, who started the company at age 17 in 2013, hires tutors who help students craft college essays and mentor […]
December 9, 2019
NYU Launches Dual Degree Program With Indian Institute of Technology
New York University’s engineering school and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur are embarking on an international partnership, offering a new dual doctoral degree program in computer and electrical engineering.
December 8, 2019
Two International Students Become Rhodes Scholars at Earlham College
Earlham College – a small liberal arts school in Richmond, Indiana – cultivated two Rhodes Scholars. Both plan to study and work with refugees and were once refugees themselves.
December 4, 2019
Summit Puts Qatar’s Education Efforts in Global Spotlight
While the United States is largely considered an international leader in higher education, when it comes to access, diversity and affordability, college officials in the U.S. may want to take a closer look at the kinds of bold education reforms that Qatar, a country of nearly 2.7 million people has started to implement.
November 20, 2019
New Research Analyzes Growth of International Exchange
New research by The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational Affairs indicates that the number of international students in the United States continues to rise.
November 17, 2019
English-Learning Program at UVA Helps International Students, Faculty Gain Confidence
The VISAS program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, scholars, faculty, staff, employees and family members of the University of Virginia community who want to practice their language literacy or adjust to teaching in the United States through demonstrations, discussions and during office hours.
September 24, 2019
CIEE Fellowship Program Promotes Study Abroad Equity
Only 10.9 percent of all United States study abroad students from 2016 to 2017 were from minority-serving institutions (MSIs), according to the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). CIEE, a nonprofit study abroad organization, wants to level the playing field and increase student accessibility to international travel.
August 28, 2019
Protesting Hong Kong College Students Plan Class Boycott
Students union leaders from 10 Hong Kong universities will call for a boycott of the start of classes to pressure the government to respond to the protest movement gripping the city since June, they said Thursday. The student leaders called on students to skip the first two weeks of classes in September. They vowed to […]
August 22, 2019
Federal Rule Change Likely to Impact International and Immigrant Students
While the U.S. public-charge rule has existed since the 1990s, the new version has far-reaching implications for immigrant and international students. The rule requires individuals seeking to enter the U.S. to show they are self-sufficient and will not require public resources, including government benefits such as welfare. The rule’s definition has been expanded to include non-cash public benefits.
August 20, 2019
Nonprofit to Implement Global Education Program for Girls
Plan International USA, a non-profit organization focused on ending poverty, recently received a $12-million donation to fund a new program to help young girls around the world pursue an education and feel safe within their communities.
August 14, 2019
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