Japan tackles skilled labor shortage with free education

Mar 15, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins a swing through Asia today. He’ll talk with leaders about the North Korean nuclear threat and bilateral trade deals. Tillerson’s first stop is Japan, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to combat the country’s shortage of skilled labor with a new proposal — free education for some students. […]

Signs of decline in international student applications have colleges worried

Mar 14, 2017
For a while now, universities and colleges have been concerned about international applicants and whether they’d be scared off by the politics surrounding immigration to the U.S. Now we have some signs those fears are founded. A new survey of about 250 schools finds about 40 percent of them have seen international applicant numbers drop […]

University food pantries aim to provide food assistance to students

Jan 16, 2017
The College and University Food Bank Alliance fights student hunger. Since 2014, its membership has doubled, with almost 400 campuses participating.

Students at the University of Washington food pantry. 
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Sanctuary campus demonstrations pick up across the country

Nov 17, 2016
Students, faculty and staff walked off campuses this week in a call for colleges and universities to protect their undocumented students.
Students at the University of Chicago participate in a walk-out and rally to protest President-elect Donald Trump on November 15, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. 

 
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