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For These Students, Learning Is a Laughing Matter

For These Students, Learning Is a Laughing Matter

It’s a comedy night at Johns Hopkins University. Members of the university’s Stand-up Comedy Club are performing dialogues, cracking jokes, doing funny moves and face gestures. They might be a little
Buttigieg's High College Debt Draws Attention to Issue

Buttigieg's High College Debt Draws Attention to Issue

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg knows firsthand the burden of six-figure student loan debt. He and his husband, Chasten, are far from alone, though, and their personal college
Homeless College Students Find Refuge at California Shelter

Homeless College Students Find Refuge at California Shelter

With housing and higher education prices running extremely high, a large number of college students in California find themselves homeless and unable to afford even a room in a dorm. To address the
International Grads Offer Insight to Other Foreign Scholars

International Grads Offer Insight to Other Foreign Scholars

Every spring, colleges and universities ask speakers to deliver words of wisdom to graduates about to step into the "real world." But who knows better than those who left home as teenagers to study in
China Issues Warnings for Tourists, Students Traveling to US

China Issues Warnings for Tourists, Students Traveling to US

China has issued a pair of travel warnings for the United States, warning its citizens that they could be subjected to police harassment and fall victim to criminals.The Foreign Ministry warned
China Warns Students About Study in the US

China Warns Students About Study in the US

The Chinese Ministry of Education has warned Chinese students about studying in the United States, referencing an increase in delays and further complications regarding visa processing.The warning
India the Latest Buzz Word in Legendary American Spelling Contest

India the Latest Buzz Word in Legendary American Spelling Contest

The spelling and vocabulary contest known as the National Spelling Bee in the United States was inaugurated in 1925 with help of nine American newspapers. While the winning elementary and middle
US College Enrollment Drops for Seventh Year

US College Enrollment Drops for Seventh Year

Enrollment in colleges and universities across the United States has declined for a seventh straight year, according to a study released Thursday. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, a
Educators Ask Congress to Act as Foreign Students Seek Study Elsewhere

Educators Ask Congress to Act as Foreign Students Seek Study Elsewhere

International students continue to feel a chill from political shifts in the U.S. that have made emigration and study more difficult here, says an association of international educators who have
Banks Piggyback on Student ID Cards for a Fee

Banks Piggyback on Student ID Cards for a Fee

This story was originally published in VOA’s Learning English.Many college and universities are adding banking functions, like that of a debit or credit card, to student identification cards and
The Man Behind the Morehouse College Surprise

The Man Behind the Morehouse College Surprise

Robert Smith shocked the students at the historically black, all-male Morehouse College Sunday when he announced during his commencement address that he would be paying off student debts of all 400
Billionaire Pledges to Pay Student Debt for 2019 Morehouse Graduates

Billionaire Pledges to Pay Student Debt for 2019 Morehouse Graduates

The nearly 400 graduating seniors of Morehouse College in the southern U.S. city of Atlanta received an unexpectedly generous graduation gift Sunday.Billionaire technology investor and philanthropist
Trade Tensions Seen Tightening Job Market for Chinese Graduates

Trade Tensions Seen Tightening Job Market for Chinese Graduates

A record number of 8.34 million university graduates are set to enter the Chinese job market this summer amid escalating trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.Observers say that as China’s
US Lawmakers Want to Tighten Visas for Chinese Students, Researchers

US Lawmakers Want to Tighten Visas for Chinese Students, Researchers

A group of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving student or
Coach Pleads to College Admissions Scam, Could Hurt Loughlin

Coach Pleads to College Admissions Scam, Could Hurt Loughlin

A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in the college admissions scam, admitting to creating fake athletic profiles for the
Number of College Educated Mexicans in US Doubles

Number of College Educated Mexicans in US Doubles

The fourth-largest group of college-educated immigrants in the U.S. are Mexicans, after immigrants from India, China and the Philippines. "Much of the U.S. debate on Mexican immigration has focused on
Bilingual Teachers Sought for English Learners

Bilingual Teachers Sought for English Learners

This story was originally reported in VOA Learning English. More than half of all U.S. states report having a shortage of bilingual teachers to face increasing diversity in the nation's schools. About
Hero Students Disarm Gunman, Not Thinking About Their Safety

Hero Students Disarm Gunman, Not Thinking About Their Safety

The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted the gun, recounted one of the
Woman in College Admissions Scam Had Shared Advice on Social Media

Woman in College Admissions Scam Had Shared Advice on Social Media

When the U.S. Department of Justice announced that 50 people had been indicted in mid-March in a pay-for-admissions scandal, they revealed that one family had paid $6.5 million to a fixer to gain
Student Who Charged Campus Gunman Remembered as Hero

Student Who Charged Campus Gunman Remembered as Hero

Family, hundreds of friends and a military honor guard on Sunday remembered a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. Riley