September 2010

Before adjourning to the campaign trail, Congress early today passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government operating through December 3. Funding will continue at the spending levels enacted for FY 2010 for most programs and will be approximately $8.2 billion below the FY 2010 level.

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American colleges are seeing a steady increase in foreign student enrollment, especially Chinese students, Rahul Choudaha, Associate Director of Innovation and Development at World Education Services (WES) recently reported in an interview on NPR’s Tell Me More.

In the interview, Choudaha, who himself came to the U.S. as an international Ph.D. student several years ago, noted that,

At the USGLC (United States Global Leadership Coalition) Washington Conference on "Smart Power at Work", Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, USAID administrator Rajiv Shah and Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Daniel Yohannes assembled on Tuesday to discuss the content and implications of the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) announced by President Obama on 22 September.

A new study, the British Council’s Student Decision Making Survey, revealed major incentives for international students to choose particular study abroad destinations, Inside Higher Ed reports.