According to a recent Politico article, the Trump administration may be considering spending less than what Congress has issued. While no evidence exists that this is a deliberate action, the administration has been slow to disburse funds. Specifically, Secretary of State Tillerson has failed to spend funds allocated to fight Russian and terrorist propaganda and has attempted to freeze fellowships for women and minorities.
The British Council released the 2nd volume of their The Shape of Global Higher Education report. This version, released a year after the original, includes results from 12 additional countries as well as frames the results differently to aid higher education institutions rather than only national policy makers.
University World News recently compared two surveys describing the trend of international student admission yields to U.S. colleges and universities. The surveys were conducted in response to widespread concern in the education industry of how recent developments in U.S. visa and immigration policy could affect international enrollment.
On Monday, June 26, the Supreme Court granted partial approval for President Trump’s second Executive Order issued in March, which stopped the inflow of refugees for 120 days and blocked travel for 90 days from six countries: Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, and Somalia.
In a recent Politico article, retired Admiral Mike Mullen and retired General James Jones make a case for global engagement and international aid, urging Congress not to accept the Trump administration’s proposed FY2018 budget, specifically the 32% cut to the Department of State and USAID accounts. They warn:
Pennsylvania Appropriator Stresses Power of Exchanges During House Hearing on FY2018 State Department Budget
During this week’s House State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on the administration’s FY2018 budget request for the Department of State, Pennsylvania Congressman Charlie Dent (R) voiced his strong support for educational and cultural exchange programs and expressed concern about the 55% cut to exchange program funding proposed by the Trump administration for FY2018.