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States benefit economically from HBCUs, report finds

by Erika Beras Jun 25, 2019
Historically black colleges and universities employ local residents, engage with local businesses and churn out high-earning graduates who stay in the area, the report says.
Howard University in Washington, D.C., is a historically black university.
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U.S. colleges and universities are increasingly competing for international students

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 13, 2018
As colleges and universities around the globe put out the welcome mat for college and grad students from abroad, attracting those students is increasingly a marketing headache for schools in the U.S. Questions about racism, visas and the vibe on…
Pedestrians walk past a Harvard University building on Aug. 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
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China's quiet hunt to hire top U.S. researchers

by , and Jun 5, 2018
Academics at U.S. schools are being recruited to help build the Chinese economy.
In a picture taken in 2010 Professor Shi Yigong, who walked away from a top research position in the United States to become the dean of the School of Life Sciences at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University in 2008, places a note among bottles of bacterial culture in a university lab in Beijing.
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Some Texas colleges are offering a new kind of scholarship — to fight hunger on campus

by Laura Isensee Jun 5, 2018
Several Houston community colleges and universities have launched food scholarships to help students get enough to eat. At Texas Woman’s University, students on the scholarships get free groceries twice a month, so long as they stay in school. The assistant…

The Trump administration may restrict visas for certain Chinese students in STEM fields

by Kimberly Adams May 30, 2018
Reports say grad students may be issued visas good for just a year at a time, rather than the multi-year type that are common now.
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American universities may be the target of espionage

by Amy Scott, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour May 3, 2018
The White House might consider banning Chinese citizens from doing sensitive research in the U.S.
A student walks near Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.
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Investors are hot on student housing

by Tracey Samuelson Feb 27, 2018
When you think of commercial real estate, big urban skyscrapers or suburban office parks might come to mind. But college towns and university-adjacent apartment buildings are magnets for U.S. investors and many from abroad. Click the audio player above to…

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International students and faculty make 'the world a safer place'

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 3, 2017
The University of Michigan's president explains how Trump's travel ban could affect higher education in the U.S.
 
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The cost of hosting a presidential debate

by Mariam Baksh Oct 7, 2016
Washington University in St. Louis says it's not about the money.
Steve Givens, chair of the presidential debate steering committee at Washington University in St. Louis. "We do hang a lot of banners; we don't want anyone to forget where they are,” he said.
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"Ivory Tower" and the crippling cost of college

by Kai Ryssdal Jun 13, 2014
A new documentary film examines the cost of higher education in America.