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Institutions scramble to recruit and retain international students – Education Article

Shuai “Eddy” Jiang, a rising junior at Boston College, on Acorn Street in Boston. Jiang is from China and chose to remain in Massachusetts through the pandemic. Many colleges and universities anticipate a sharp decrease in international students for fall 2020. Credit: Courtesy of Shuai Eddy Jiang. When Boston College started emptying dorms and moving classes online because of the coronavirus, Shuai “Eddy” Jiang thought about where he should live during the pandemic. “The question was if I should go…

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Minority serving institutions and the financial impact of CARES – Education Article

Because CARES Act money can be given only to students eligible for financial aid, Deborah Santiago, chief executive officer of Excelencia in Education, is worried about the many low-income or first-generation students who don’t know how to properly apply for aid. Credit: Delece Smith-Barrow/The Hechinger Report WASHINGTON, D.C. – Colleges and universities that primarily serve minority students may fare worse than others in receiving aid from the CARES Act, the government’s recent coronavirus stimulus package. At the beginning of the…

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Low-income students face obstacles in managing their online education – Education Article

Luis Gallardo’s favorite place to study was the library at the University of California, Berkeley. He preferred to work at night when it was quiet, and the distractions of the day didn’t pull at his mind. But last week, with the campus closed due to the coronavirus, his refuge and the resources that came with it were suddenly gone. He spent more than one morning at his family’s kitchen table, staring at his laptop, his thoughts frayed. He was looking…

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With universities closed due to coronavirus, students are learning to cope – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Cameron Pelton studies ballet and choreography at Indiana University, subjects that don’t translate well to virtual instruction. “My grand plan was to spend three years in college,” he says. “But it might turn out to be four.” Photo: Eric Rudd/Indiana University Moving his education online because of the coronavirus presents…

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Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) set to lose $100 million – Education Article

The Hechinger Report is a national nonprofit newsroom that reports on one topic: education. Sign up for our weekly newsletters to get stories like this delivered directly to your inbox. Hispanic-serving institutions are rapidly growing in number, but the federal aid available to them is shrinking almost as fast. A section of the Higher Education Act has reserved $100 million annually in competitive grants for HSIs to increase the number of Latino students with bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering…

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