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January 29, 2021

Dubai to attract int’l students with new visa options, int’l campuses

Stakeholders are hopeful that the United Arab Emirates extended eligibility for its 10-year golden visas will further encourage international students to study in the country. The […]
January 29, 2021

Survey respondents optimistic about international student recruitment in 2021

The latest in a QS survey series begun in 2020 finds that there is a sense of cautious optimism regarding student recruitment prospects in 2021. The […]
January 21, 2021

US: New ICE unit will ensure Optional Practical Training compliance

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will develop a new unit to oversee employment compliance in Optional Practical Training programs.  An extension of an international student’s […]
January 19, 2021

College Board Eliminates SAT Subject Tests

The College Board is eliminating SAT subject tests, as the pandemic accelerates a push for changes in college admissions. The 20 subject tests have been offered […]
January 18, 2021

Private College Worries

Private colleges and universities are dismayed that President-elect Joe Biden might be leaving most of them out of getting additional help in the coronavirus relief package […]
January 17, 2021

CDC: Big in-person universities fueled county COVID spikes last fall

In a new study, the Centers for Disease Control notes higher incidences of the virus in counties during fall 2020 reopening than at those that remained […]
January 15, 2021

Top Russell Group universities grow numbers to stop students missing out as A-level exams ditched again

Top UK universities have said they stand ready to expand their numbers again this year to make sure applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds do not miss out after exams were cancelled […]
January 15, 2021

Revealed: Williamson sets out his plan for replacing exams this year

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has this morning outlined his expectation for how exams will be replaced this year. In a letter to exams regulator Ofqual, he […]
January 12, 2021

SLU Ranks as a Top School for Undergraduate Business Students

Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business has been recognized by Poets&Quants for Undergrads on its 2021 list of the top 100 programs for undergraduate business schools. […]
December 15, 2020

‘The Amateur Hour’ Review: Hire Teachers for Higher Education

As the pandemic has forced most colleges and universities to adopt remote instruction, it’s worth remembering that more than 50 years ago some schools voluntarily experimented […]
December 10, 2020

Jesuit College Workers Unite

An alliance of faculty, staff and graduate student unions; American Association of University Professor chapters; and student organizations has come together to support a new petition opposing “the […]
November 28, 2020

Two SLU Faculty Receive Emerson’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Two Saint Louis University faculty members and alumni received Emerson’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards Program recognizes educators in the […]
November 23, 2020

US: “frustration” as travel bans and visa issues halt student plans

US-bound international students are reporting problems arising from the lack of visa appointments at embassies in certain regions, despite the US saying it would prioritise student and […]
November 20, 2020

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 20, 2020

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

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 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

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

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

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

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”

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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’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

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 $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

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 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.

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

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

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 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 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 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’

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’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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]