Americas

WENR, March 2017: The Americas

U.S.: President Signs New Travel Ban Targeting 6 Muslim-Majority Countries

On March 6th, the president signed a revised travel ban based on an executive order from late January that was hastily executed and ultimately blocked by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.


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WENR, February 2017: The Americas

U.S.: Students Return as Travel Ban Temporarily Halted

On February 3rd, a Federal District Court judge temporarily blocked the president’s executive order barring entry to citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.


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WENR, December 2016: Americas

U.S. Government Funds Study Abroad Scholarships for Community College Students

The federal government is funding ca. 2,800 scholarships this academic year to encourage community college students to study abroad.


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WENR, November 2016: Americas

U.S.: Foreign College Chains Eye Opportunities to Buy U.S. Campuses

India-based college chain Amity Colleges abandoned plans to buy two colleges in the U.S., one in New York City, and the other in the Boston area, after the Massachusetts attorney general expressed concerns.


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WENR, October 2016: Americas

U.S.: Department of Education Expands Scope of Crackdown on Accreditation

Accreditation issues take center stage in the U.S., as the federal government steps up oversight and accountability of national and regional college accreditors.


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WENR, September, 2016: Americas

Canada: A New Trend? Canadian Universities Seek U.S. Accreditation

In July, the U.S.-based Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) granted accreditation to Canada-based Burnaby’s Simon Fraser University (SFU). Other applications from Canadian institutions seeking U.S. accreditation are pending.


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WENR: July/August, 2016: Americas

Brazil Dominates Latin America University Rankings

Times Higher Education (THE) released a pilot ranking of the top ten universities in Latin America. The rankings rely on the same performance indicators as those used to rank universities worldwide.


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WENR: June, 2016: Americas

Tuition Costs Increase at U.S. Public Institutions; Funding per Student Drops

U.S. public colleges and universities are spending drastically less on students, according to a report conducted by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.


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WENR, May 2016: Americas

Visa Fraud and Dollar-Driven Recruitment Practices Throw a Spotlight on Unethical Agents

A federal sting involving a shell ‘university’ resulted in 21 arrests and uncovered more than 1,000 cases of visa fraud; pressure to fill seats (and coffers) led one institution to partner with an-India based agency promising “spot admissions” to unqualified international students.


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WENR, April 2016: Americas

U of California turning to nonresidents for revenue

University of California campuses have been offering admission to a growing number of out-of-state students according to a state auditor report. UC officials have pointed to large budget cuts…


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