Higher Ed
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9/22/2017

The US Education Department has rescinded two Obama-era documents and issued interim guidance for colleges and universities on handling campus sexual assault under federal Title IX law. Among other changes, the new guidance, to remain in place pending a formal review, allows schools to use a higher standard of proof in disciplinary cases involving sexual misconduct.

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US Education Department
9/22/2017

Just 32% of US business schools saw more international applicants this year, Graduate Management Admission Council data show. The drop is being linked to immigration policies under President Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump
9/22/2017

A new certificate in management science and technology management available as part of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business' full-time MBA program may appeal to international students by offering work visa advantages to graduates. William Boulding, dean of the Fuqua School, says he expects that more than 20% of students will ultimately pursue the certificate.

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Poets & Quants
9/22/2017

McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business in Canada is introducing a new program that blends humanities subjects such as philosophy and culture into a traditional business degree. The Integrated Business and Humanities degree aims to incorporate such skills as "critical thinking, communication, cultural perspective," said Emad Mohammad, the director of the new program.

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McMaster University
9/22/2017

Western Governors University could be forced to pay back nearly $713 million in student loans and grants after an audit by the US Education Department questioned the school's eligibility for such funding. A federal audit has found that many of the schools' courses lack a level of student-faculty interaction required under federal standards for distance education.

9/22/2017

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators will use lessons learned from the recent protests at the University of Virginia to train campus police officers to handle such events. Training sessions will include information about hate groups as well as strategies for preparing for protests on campus.

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University of Virginia
9/22/2017

Seven presidents from historically black colleges and universities, business leaders and students gathered this week for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual legislative conference to discuss strategies to boost innovation. The conference was convened by Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan HBCU Caucus.

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Rep. Alma Adams
9/22/2017

The Graduate Management Admission Council joined the American Council on Education and several other organizations in submitting an amicus brief that details the impact the travel ban executive order is having on the education community. For more information, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates.

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gmac.com
9/22/2017

GMAC's annual Application Trends Survey Report is now available. Findings of the report show international programs gaining applications while many US programs see declining volumes. Download the report here.

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GMAC
9/22/2017

A survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council shows 83% of MBA programs in India saw an increase in applications from 2016 to 2017. The data also showed that women remain the minority in applications, representing 38% of the applicant pool.