With job growth still weak and international experience high on the list of demands from potential students, undergraduate business programs across the U.S. are “going global in a big way,” Geoff Gloeckler at Bloomberg Businessweek reports:
The Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Office of International Affairs and Trade released a report last week on “Foreign Operations: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight.” Included in its findings is the assessment that “foreign language gaps…put the [State] Department’s diplomatic readiness at risk”:
In a letter to officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a group of U.S.
A growing number of U.S. higher education institutions are “putting an international stamp on the president’s office” and hiring foreign-born leaders, the New York Times reports today:
“As colleges in the United States race to expand study-abroad programs and even to create campuses overseas, they are also putting an international stamp on the president’s office.
The Senate rejected yesterday both Republican and Democratic spending plans to fund the remainder of FY 2011, Politico and Roll Call report. H.R. 1, the House’s bill that would slice $61 billion from federal spending (including more than $130 million from State Department exchange programs), was voted down 44-56. S. Amdt.
Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 03/04/11.
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), along with Illinois Representatives Mike Quigley (D) and Dan Lipinski (D), are planning to introduce the Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act in both Chambers of Congress, according to a Press Release posted on the three legislators’ websites (available at links above).
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY), chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, introduced a new continuing resolution (CR) today to extend federal funding until April 8, while cutting $6 billion in spending. A committee news release indicates that none of the funds designated to be cut are from the State Department’s budget for exchange programs.
Hours before the Senate rejected both the House spending plan H.R. 1 and a Senate Substitute for FY 2011 on Wednesday, Senate State, Foreign Ops Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) issued a statement in which he commented on the drastic budgets cuts envisioned by H.R.
► The Alliance reported record numbers for its 11th annual Advocacy Day that took place on March 3rd: 96 participants from 26 Alliance member organizations, representing 30 states and the District of Columbia, participated in this year’s trip to Capitol Hill.