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November 20, 2020
New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic

New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic

A new Edelman Trust Barometer report, Brands Amidst Crisis, finds that the pandemic has shifted what consumers value and that this is affecting their response to brands. […]
November 18, 2020
Drew Improves Lofty International Enrollment Ranking

Drew Improves Lofty International Enrollment Ranking

November 2020 – Drew University continued its steady climb in its international enrollment efforts, ranking 6th in the nation in the Institute of International Education’s 2020 […]
November 17, 2020

8 Texas CCs Get Funding to Broaden Pathways Programs

Eight community colleges in east Texas are receiving funding to scale their pathways programs. The recognition came from the Texas Success Center, which operates out of the Texas […]
November 12, 2020
The Biden Presidency and International Education

The Biden Presidency and International Education

For Joanne Liu, a Dartmouth College student from Hong Kong, the election of Joe Biden means she and her fellow international students can feel safer. “I’m […]
November 9, 2020
Foreign Students Look Forward to Visa Stability

Foreign Students Look Forward to Visa Stability

International students in the U.S. whose studies and immigration status have undergone changes during President Donald Trump’s administration say they hope their stays will stabilize with […]
November 5, 2020
US: education organisations back legal challenge to H-1B ban

US: education organisations back legal challenge to H-1B ban

Educators and student recruitment specialists have warned that a rule limiting the use of H-1B visas in the US proposed by the Trump administration would drive prospective […]
November 4, 2020
Discharges, Demographics and Discipline

Discharges, Demographics and Discipline

Brooke McArdle, a senior at Marquette University, is facing a disciplinary hearing Thursday. Two weeks ago, McArdle helped lead a sit-in where dozens of students protested the […]
November 2, 2020
UK 600k int’l student target by 2030 “achievable”

UK 600k int’l student target by 2030 “achievable”

Despite the impact of Covid-19 on study abroad numbers, the UK government target of attracting 600,000 international students by 2030 is still “completely achievable”, according to the Home […]
October 29, 2020
Fewer flights could halt students’ return

Fewer flights could halt students’ return

Students looking to return to study destinations in time for the spring semester may struggle to find flights as capacity remains low due to social distancing […]
October 24, 2020
Where do Africans study abroad?

Where do Africans study abroad?

The majority of African students studying abroad are choosing China as their destination.  This information is in a report by Development Reimagined, an international consultancy based in China. […]
October 21, 2020
DHS Arrests International Students, Threatens College Staff for ‘Willful Ignorance’ of Student-Visa Program

DHS Arrests International Students, Threatens College Staff for ‘Willful Ignorance’ of Student-Visa Program

President Trump signs an executive order, in 2017, tightening rules on technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the U.S. The U.S. Department […]
October 20, 2020
Where Are Most International Students? Stranded Here, Needing Colleges’ Help

Where Are Most International Students? Stranded Here, Needing Colleges’ Help

Mindy Trieu sometimes feels the loneliness most acutely when she talks with her family back in Vietnam. Everyone is together, while she is “stuck in the […]
October 16, 2020
How 2- and 4-year colleges can boost spring enrollment

How 2- and 4-year colleges can boost spring enrollment

Dive Brief:  Two- and four-year colleges can use several tactics to help grow their spring enrollment, higher education experts say.  Community colleges should increase marketing and […]
October 16, 2020

New Students at U.S. Colleges Drop, Worsening Campus Crisis

U.S. colleges are seeing sharp declines in enrollment of new students this semester in another sign of the economic toll that Covid-19 is having on higher […]
October 16, 2020
Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

Four weeks before the election, the Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. companies have long valued. WASHINGTON — The […]
October 16, 2020
Malaysia orders universities online and restricts foreign student entry

Malaysia orders universities online and restricts foreign student entry

Malaysia’s universities were scheduled to fully reopen on 2 October. On that same day, and in the face of rapidly rising COVID counts, the Ministry of […]
October 9, 2020
Justice Department Sues Yale University Over Admissions Practices

Justice Department Sues Yale University Over Admissions Practices

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Thursday against Yale University, alleging the school violated federal civil-rights law by discriminating against Asian-American and white applicants in undergraduate […]
October 8, 2020
Northeastern receives 0 million for Maine campus

Northeastern receives $100 million for Maine campus

A Maine-based philanthropic fund has donated $100 million to the new Portland campus of Northeastern University to attract and retain talent in the state and target […]
October 7, 2020
Survey highlights continuing strong demand among Indian and Nepali students during COVID-19

Survey highlights continuing strong demand among Indian and Nepali students during COVID-19

Short on time? Here are the highlights: A recent survey of Indian and Nepali secondary school students finds a significant percentage (three in ten) planning to […]
October 6, 2020
Canada to let international students return even as Covid grows

Canada to let international students return even as Covid grows

Canada is letting international students return to its universities, giving institutions a much-craved financial jolt even as coronavirus rates rise nationally and most tuition remains online. […]
October 6, 2020
An Illinois university got major pushback for cutting religion, French and anthropology. But other colleges are dropping the humanities too.

An Illinois university got major pushback for cutting religion, French and anthropology. But other colleges are dropping the humanities too.

Scott Sheridan didn’t expect his 23 years of teaching at Illinois Wesleyan University to end like this. Though fewer students are pursuing degrees in his areas […]
October 5, 2020
Vietnamese University Professor Arrested for ‘Slandering’ Local Party Chief

Vietnamese University Professor Arrested for ‘Slandering’ Local Party Chief

Police in Vietnam arrested a Ho Chi Minh City university professor on Wednesday on charges of slandering a local Communist Party official by accusing him of […]
October 3, 2020
Consolidation expected after Covid-19 agency business slump

Consolidation expected after Covid-19 agency business slump

Education agencies whose business models depend on profit from commissions are under pressure, while stakeholders have indicated businesses may merge or collaborate more closely in the […]
September 30, 2020
House Democrats Debate Bill To Allow Student Loan Discharges In Bankruptcy

House Democrats Debate Bill To Allow Student Loan Discharges In Bankruptcy

House Democrats on Tuesday are marking up and debating a bill that would amend the U.S. bankruptcy code to permit student loans to be easily discharged in bankruptcy. […]
September 29, 2020
La Salle is cutting seven sports to better align with comparable athletic programs

La Salle is cutting seven sports to better align with comparable athletic programs

La Salle University announced Tuesday it is cutting seven sports at the end of the academic year, with 130 current students being impacted by the cuts. […]
September 29, 2020
Several universities investigated over Covid-19 disruption amid growing calls for refunds

Several universities investigated over Covid-19 disruption amid growing calls for refunds

Several universities are being investigated over concerns they are failing to provide a good quality education due to Covid-19, it emerged on Monday, as vice-chancellors were […]
September 28, 2020
‘University of California Admissions Disgrace’

‘University of California Admissions Disgrace’

The scandal involving admissions at the University of California has gotten worse since Tuesday, when the state auditor released a report that was harshly critical of UC — […]
September 27, 2020
Loyola Investigates “Toxic” Undergraduate Admission Office After Resignation of Associate Director

Loyola Investigates “Toxic” Undergraduate Admission Office After Resignation of Associate Director

Loyola’s Associate Director of Admission Marcus Mason accused the university’s admissions office of a “toxic atmosphere” and “inequitable and exclusionary treatment of staff” in his resignation letter Aug. […]
September 26, 2020
New Covid plan for England could confine university students to halls

New Covid plan for England could confine university students to halls

University students in England could be confined to their halls of residence and barred from going to their family homes in the event of local coronavirus […]
September 25, 2020
Coronavirus, Trump Chill International Enrollment at U.S. Colleges

Coronavirus, Trump Chill International Enrollment at U.S. Colleges

Chittawan Boonsitanon started junior year at Michigan State University last week from his home in Bangkok, 8,500 miles and half a world away. Boonsitanon said many […]
September 24, 2020
Colleges scrap spring break to limit coronavirus spread

Colleges scrap spring break to limit coronavirus spread

Dive Brief: As colleges look ahead to the spring term, several are announcing they intend to cancel spring break.  The decisions continue a trend of institutions […]
September 22, 2020
Mount Places Among Top in Maryland in U.S. News Best Regional Universities Rankings

Mount Places Among Top in Maryland in U.S. News Best Regional Universities Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ‘s Best Regional Universities rankings for 2021 places Mount St. Mary’s University third among Maryland’s 10 ranked public and private regional […]
September 17, 2020
Denver’s Regis University quarantines 137 students after uptick in COVID-19 cases on campus

Denver’s Regis University quarantines 137 students after uptick in COVID-19 cases on campus

More than 130 students living on campus at Denver’s Regis University are being directed to quarantine for two weeks following an uptick in COVID-19 cases, the […]
September 15, 2020
Coronavirus: ‘Rule of six’ comes into force as medics warn of second COVID-19 peak

Coronavirus: ‘Rule of six’ comes into force as medics warn of second COVID-19 peak

From today, people face fines of up to £3,200 if they do not abide by the new measure which aims to curb a rise in COVID-19 […]
September 12, 2020
Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses

Introduction This guidance applies nationally, but you should follow local public health guidance if restrictions are in place in your area. This guidance builds on the […]
September 10, 2020
US: Chinese students’ visas revoked

US: Chinese students’ visas revoked

The US government has confirmed that it revoked the visas of more than 1,000 Chinese nationals – including students and researchers – citing concerns over possible […]
September 10, 2020
Colleges’ dilemma: Fight outbreaks or send sick kids home

Colleges’ dilemma: Fight outbreaks or send sick kids home

About 20 percent of colleges plan to open exclusively or primarily in person, according to a tracker from Davidson College in North Carolina. Frightened students quarantined […]
September 10, 2020
Some Illinois universities see drop in freshmen and international student enrollment during COVID-19 pandemic

Some Illinois universities see drop in freshmen and international student enrollment during COVID-19 pandemic

In an early glimpse of the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on college enrollment, some Illinois universities are seeing declines in international students and freshman class sizes but […]
September 6, 2020
Gettysburg College sending majority of students home as COVID-19 cases rise

Gettysburg College sending majority of students home as COVID-19 cases rise

Gettysburg College announced Friday it is sending a majority of its students home and moving fall semester classes to remote learning after a rise in COVID-19 cases on […]
August 24, 2020
Closings due to Tropical Storm Laura and Hurricane Marco

Closings due to Tropical Storm Laura and Hurricane Marco

NEW ORLEANS – Here’s a running list of schools, colleges, universities, and government offices closed due to Tropical Storm Laura and Hurricane Marco:Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm […]
August 24, 2020
Canaries edition

Canaries edition

It’s been a tough few years for intensive English programs. Since a 2015 high, the number of students who come to the U.S. for English-language instruction has […]
August 14, 2020
Nonimmigrant Visas

Nonimmigrant Visas

Consular sections across India are now accepting drop box applications for renewals of all nonimmigrant visa categories at Visa Application Centers across India. Please visit our […]
August 13, 2020
Saint Louis University Launches Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Saint Louis University Launches Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Researchers at SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development Will Recruit Participants for Moderna Vaccine Study  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on millions worldwide, […]
August 11, 2020
Reopening Schools: College Orientation at Notre Dame Welcomes Students to a Strange New World

Reopening Schools: College Orientation at Notre Dame Welcomes Students to a Strange New World

On Friday night, Stephanie Swegle and her roommate participated in a near-sacred activity for University of Notre Dame students: They watched the movie “Rudy.” The first-year […]
August 7, 2020
Some U.S. colleges stick to in-person reopening in pandemic despite doubts, pushback

Some U.S. colleges stick to in-person reopening in pandemic despite doubts, pushback

(Reuters) – Many U.S. universities are revamping campuses to resume in-person classes despite COVID-19, requiring students to be tested, wear masks and socially distance, but some […]
July 9, 2020
Millions in Paycheck-Protection Dollars Went to Colleges on the Brink of Closing

Millions in Paycheck-Protection Dollars Went to Colleges on the Brink of Closing

In March the trustees of MacMurray College, in Illinois, made the difficult decision to close the 174-year-old institution at the end of the semester. The college […]
July 9, 2020
N.J. community college freezes tuition, moves most fall classes online

N.J. community college freezes tuition, moves most fall classes online

As New Jersey schools forge plans to return students to classrooms in the fall, Bergen Community College announced it will move most of its fall classes […]
July 9, 2020
Ivy League Says No Sports Until 2021

Ivy League Says No Sports Until 2021

The Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to postpone football and other sports until at least the start of 2021, setting the […]
July 8, 2020
Zimbabwe’s Plan to Save Its Currency: Shut Down the Stock Exchange

Zimbabwe’s Plan to Save Its Currency: Shut Down the Stock Exchange

Justin Bgoni, chief executive of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, received an unexpected call from a colleague last month: The government had decided to shut down the […]
July 8, 2020
Coronavirus Mars a Family Tradition, the College Drop-Off

Coronavirus Mars a Family Tradition, the College Drop-Off

After her son John was admitted to Amherst College last December, Michelle Fitzhenry thought dropping him off to start his freshman year would be a family […]
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