Saturday, April 1, 2017

UC Sees Drop in international applicants, UC Regents meet April 3, more.

UC sees 1st drop in international applicants in more than decade
"last time undergraduates from around the world shied away from UC, the United States had just led a multinational invasion of Iraq in 2003. The war coincided with a plunge in international interest in UC campuses and other American universities in 2004 and 2005 that even post-9/11 security crackdowns had failed to achieve.

Now the phenomenon appears to be back — not only at UC, but at campuses across the country, according to a new national survey of 261 colleges and universities by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Nearly 40 percent of those schools reported a drop in international applications of at least 2 percent, with the greatest decrease from countries in the Middle East.
"The perception is that this administration wants to keep these students out,” said Melanie Gottlieb, the association’s deputy director. Admissions officers reported that would-be applicants expressed concerns about “negative rhetoric around the Muslim faith, and immigration changes — even before the (aborted) travel ban” from Muslim-majority countries, Gottlieb said.

Asked to respond, a representative from the U.S. Department of Education said only, “We can’t speculate.”

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A bit more on:

Notice of Meeting: Compliance and Audit Committee, April 3, 2017

Agenda – Closed Session

C1(X) Discussion State Audit of University of California Office of the President –
Administrative Expenditures

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