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5/22/2017

Institutions such as Ohio University and Ithaca College are among those providing summer housing and other support for international students who are wary of traveling overseas during the summer in case changing federal visa and immigration policies prevent their return. Some universities also are providing food and employment assistance.

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Ithaca College, Ohio university
5/22/2017

Colleges and universities considering licensing their trademarks should develop policies and prepare for startup costs, Kristi Eaves-McLennan, executive director of marketing for Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., suggests in this commentary. Institutions should consider licensing partnerships and communicate with the larger campus about how money from the program will be used, she writes.

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Meredith College
5/22/2017

The shutdown of the IRS data-retrieval tool was prompted by the alleged actions of a Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to use the tool to uncover President Donald Trump's tax return information, according to court records. Federal investigators say a potential security flaw in the tool, used by students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, may have led to a data breach affecting more than 100,000 people.

5/22/2017

St. Lawrence University alumnus Sarah Johnson and her parents, Charles and Ann Johnson, have donated $25 million in unrestricted funds to the school. The gift is the largest ever received by the Canton, N.Y., university.

5/22/2017

Professionals can improve their networking results by seeking ways to make the experience a more positive one for their contacts, writes Joseph Barber, associate director of career services at the University of Pennsylvania. In this commentary, he provides an example of how to write a successful initial email.

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Inside Higher Ed
5/22/2017

Among Americans without a college degree, 40% say they struggled financially in 2016, compared with 17% of those with a college education, according to a Federal Reserve survey. Overall, 70% of those surveyed said they were either "living comfortably" or "doing okay," up from 62% in 2013, the data show.

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5/22/2017

Daniel Little, the University of Michigan-Dearborn's longest-serving chancellor, will step down next year after a career overseeing campus growth in enrollment and facilities. In his letter to the school community, he credited the commitment of faculty, administrators and staff for the success the institution has enjoyed.

5/19/2017

In a letter to the US State Department, more than 50 academic and educational groups expressed concern that tougher visa requirements would cause "uncertainties and confusion." The officials say proposed measures, such as requiring visa applicants to turn over social media and email information along with all prior passports, would discourage students and scholars from coming to the US.

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5/19/2017

Among prospective MBA students globally, 22% already hold a master's degree, according to a survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council. The data suggest that MBA programs are not losing students to non-MBA, business master's programs, which instead may be "a stepping stone to continued professional development," said GMAC President and CEO Sangeet Chowfla.

5/19/2017

Prospective MBA students should thoroughly research programs and contemplate how their experience and goals fit before writing their admissions essay, admission consultant Scott Edinburgh writes in this commentary. Tailor each essay to particular programs and point to specific classes and programs of interest, he suggests.

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