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Nearly 4 in 10 universities report drops in international student applications

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Four in 10 colleges are seeing drops in applications from international students amid pervasive concerns that the political climate might keep them away.

Questions linger about NYU affordability plan

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NYU’s push to help students graduate in under four years leaves questions about who it helps and how much of a difference it can make at one of the country’s most expensive universities.

Revised travel ban excludes current visa holders but continues to raise concerns for higher education

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Revised travel ban promises to reduce disruption to current students and scholars from affected countries, but concerns remain for new international enrollments and American higher ed’s continued ability to attract top talent from abroad.

Teacher suspended for withdrawing college recommendation letter for student who displayed swastika

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If a high school senior displays a swastika at his school, should colleges be told? A teacher is being punished for doing just that.

Lehigh president moves quickly on growth plans

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As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.

Draft executive order would call for banning entry of individuals from some countries

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A draft of an executive order President Trump is reportedly considering would immediately impose a 30-day ban on entry of individuals from certain Muslim-majority countries, reform the visa process and suspend refugee admissions.

Rhode Island governor proposes two free years of public higher education

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Rhode Island governor proposes plan for the state's community college, and for junior and senior years at Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund defends accepting Koch money

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Large grant to organization of black colleges reignites debate about taking funds from leading foe of government spending, on which the colleges and many students depend.

Diversity groups urge no vote on Sessions, citing record on protection of minority rights

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Diversity groups question Jeff Sessions’s record -- and some point to comments on race by Betsy DeVos. Senator is questioned on his views on undocumented students and shares laugh with colleague about objections from law professors.

Research documents life impact of attending a liberal arts college

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Study finds positive impact on graduates’ life experiences, including leadership, civic-mindedness … and financial success.

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