13 juillet 2017

Shaky International Yields

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. At undergraduate level, Southern institutions appear to be having a tougher time attracting students from outside the U.S. Nearly half of graduate deans see declines at the master’s level, and 31 percent at the Ph.D. level. More...

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Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. President Trump is expected today to direct changes to American policy toward Cuba, including by stepping up enforcement of the statutory ban on travel to Cuba for tourism-related purposes and by eliminating an option for Americans to travel to the island for individual people-to-people exchanges outside the auspices of an organized group, according to senior White House officials. More...

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12 juillet 2017

Another Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Travel Ban

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A second federal appeals court ruled Monday against President Trump’s travel ban, upholding an injunction imposed by a lower court. The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to rule on the president’s executive order banning entry into the U.S. for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which Trump argues is necessary to prevent the entry of terrorists. More...

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Texas Requires Credit-Bearing Remediation

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A wave of remediation reforms has swept across the country in the past few years, and now Texas has passed a law that features a popular approach to developmental education. More...

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Cal State to End Placement Exams

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Many community colleges are moving away from placement exams as a means of determining the skills of incoming students. More...

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Florida Colleges Take Hit on Remediation

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. But avoid legislation that would cap bachelor’s degree programs and create new oversight board. More...

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Partially reinstated travel ban received mixed response

The Supreme Court’s decision last Monday to allow a limited version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to take effect, carving out exceptions that appear to exempt university students, faculty and lecturers, has received mixed responses from academics, writes Susan Svrluga for The Washington Post. More...

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Donald Trump may face new legal action over university

Donald Trump could face new legal action over his controversial Trump University venture, after a new suit was filed in federal court, reports Adam Gabbatt for the Guardian. More...

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Travel ban ruling offers universities temporary relief

By Mary Beth Marklein. The United States Supreme Court ruled on 26 June that the injunction on President Donald Trump’s second Executive Order suspending entry from six majority-Muslim countries could be partially lifted. More...

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Credits Up With 15 to Finish

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A new analysis examining the effects of Indiana’s 15 to Finish initiative finds the greater the financial incentive, the more likely students will take on a full-time course load -- and with little to no negative impact. More...

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