Japan’s education ministry and immigration agency said they would tighten rules around the enrollment of foreign students after a university was found to have lost contact with more than 1,600 international students, The Japan Times reported. The government said it would ban certain institutions from enrolling new foreign students in a decision prompted by the case of the Tokyo University
Gibson’s Bakery in Oberlin sued the college after a 2016 shoplifting incident involving a student led to racial allegations and demonstrations. An Ohio jury has decided that Oberlin College must pay the owners of a bakery in Oberlin more than $11 million after finding that the college inflicted emotional distress, interfered with business relationships and libeled the family-owned bakery. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports
Earlier this year Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) along with Senate colleagues Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act (S. 1198). Named after the late senator from Illinois who was a persuasive advocate for the importance of international education to economic growth and national security, the bill is similar to legislation that has passed
“I’m worried that I cannot return to the United States on time for the new semester.” I’ve received messages like this now and then from Chinese international students before a college break. As a former international student and current staff member working for Chinese student services at an American university, I’ve heard and understood their anxiety. The policy that shortened
The number of colleges still accepting applications for Fall 2019 continues to grow. More than 500 institutions have openings, financial aid, and housing available to qualified freshmen and/or transfer students, according to NACAC’s College Openings Update. When survey data was first posted on May 3, the list included just over 400 colleges and universities. Since that time, dozens of additional
The Modern Language Association previously reported that total enrollments, undergraduate and graduate, in languages other than English dropped by 9.2 percent between 2013 and 2016. A new, final analysis from the MLA shows that there were gains in nearly half of all language programs (45.5 percent) that mitigate the trend. “There is no denying that in some institutions the numbers are negative,
Private colleges are offering students discounts on tuition and fees at record-high rates, according to the annual Tuition Discounting Study, released on Thursday by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The average tuition-discount rates for the 2018-19 academic year are estimated at 52.2 percent for first-time freshmen and 46.3 percent for all undergraduates, according to the study.
How much do we value the liberal arts? Recent decisions in higher education continue to send mixed signals. In a positive development, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point seems to have reversed a previous decision to make deep cuts in liberal arts programs. West Virginia’s Wheeling Jesuit University, however, recently announced the elimination of all liberal arts majors and