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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OF CHINA WARNS STUDENTS ABOUT STUDYING IN THE U.S.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
With the stricter immigration stance taken by the current administration, international student enrollment has become a topic of budgetary and cultural diversity concerns for some schools. A growing number of countries are canceling their sponsorship programs for studying in the U.S., and China's Ministry of Education recently warned its students about potential difficulties obtaining U.S. visas. Students from China comprise about a third of all international students studying in the U.S. and made up more than 12% of all students earning doctorates in science and engineering fields in 2017. Institutions like the University of Illinois have seen a decline in enrollment of Chinese students for the first time in more than a decade, and the University of Oregon saw a drop of nearly 1,000 international students from 2014 to 2018.
In Other News
- The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, along with RWJBarnabas Health and the New Brunswick Development Corporation, will be developing a cancer pavilion in New Brunswick.
- Lafayette College entered into a public-private partnership to build a mixed-use student housing project that is expected to be completed by the fall of 2020.
- Amherst College received a $25 million gift, of which $22 million will be designated for the Emily Dickinson Museum.
- In anticipation of its first expansion in two decades, Des Moines University is planning to relocate its medical school campus to its recently purchased 88 acres of land in West Des Moines.