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What does China gain from U.S. universities?

Higher Education
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/29/15, 02:38 pm

WASHINGTON—In 2012, New York University (NYU) set up a degree-granting campus in Shanghai—one more American university stringing into China’s educational system.

But does China’s communist government really give American universities academic freedom? One NYU official told members of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday that NYU makes its own decisions. But a Chinese witness at the same hearing believes the Chinese government is taking advantage of the universities.

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Taxpayers on the hook for Corinthian Colleges student loan bailout

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by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/25/15, 03:15 pm

Taxpayers will be on the hook for a massive student loan bailout the federal government is offering students left stranded after the beleaguered for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain abruptly closed its doors in April. The debt-relief plan could cost taxpayers as much as $3.6 billion.

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Settlement saves Sweet Briar College from closure

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by Courtney Crandell
Posted 6/23/15, 10:46 am

A Virginia circuit court gave final approval Monday to a plan to save Sweet Briar College, a 114-year-old all-female private university located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The deal concludes months of fighting to prevent the school’s projected August closing.

In early March, the college’s trustees announced the school would shutter its doors, citing declining enrollment and financial challenges. But alumnae banded together to stop the closure, forming a non-profit called Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

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