July 7, 2016
ISSUE | EDUCATION Dorms at a community college? Community College of Philadelphia's plans to build two dorm buildings is puzzling and troubling ("Big welcome mat," June 8). President Donald Generals said the goal is to attract international students who will pay higher tuition than local students. An important role of community colleges is to give local students opportunities to take college-level, career-oriented courses when a four-year college is beyond their financial means.
June 30, 2016 |
Temple University on Tuesday announced the sudden departure of its provost, Hai-Lung Dai, saying he "has been relieved of his administrative responsibilities effective immediately. " The announcement came on the same day that the university acknowledged that it had exceeded its financial aid budget for its merit scholarship program for 2016-17 by $22 million and had already taken steps to balance the budget. Several sources with ties to the university said that president Neil D. Theobald was unhappy with the shortfall and that a rift had developed between him and Dai, who had been provost for four years.
June 9, 2016 |
Community College of Philadelphia plans a pair of new residential towers beside its Spring Garden Street campus to accommodate a hoped-for influx of high-achieving - and higher-paying - international students. The two-year public college has selected Wayne-based Radnor Property Group to develop the roughly 500-unit, 11-story complex at 15th and Hamilton Streets, with plans for a mix of student and nonstudent housing. CCP joins a small but growing list of community colleges nationwide that are looking abroad for an antidote to sinking enrollments.
March 14, 2016
There were 73,019 international secondary students in the U.S. in 2013, 95 percent of whom were in private schools, either independent or parochial. Where They Come From Rank Country Students* Pct. of Total 1. China 23,562 32.3 2. S. Korea 8,777 12.0 3. Germany 7,130 9.8 4. Mexico 2,659 3.6 5. Brazil 2,292 3.1 6. Vietnam 2,289 3.1 7. Spain 2,125 2.9 8. Japan 1,959 2.7 9. Thailand 1,827 2.5 10. Italy 1,718 2.4 Where They Go in the United States Rank State Students** Pct.
November 21, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Aiming to draw more students and stay competitive in the Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania State University is poised to spend more than $100 million to add a residence hall at its Abington campus, and a residence hall and student union at its Brandywine campus in Media. Neither campus has residence halls, so the addition of housing has the potential to transform what have been satellite sites serving commuters into self-enclosed communities that could appeal to a wider swath of prospective students.
July 9, 2015 |
The college transition brings with it the stress of packing, making friends, and getting adjusted to a new learning environment. For international students, coming to a new country also involves an additional anxiety: fitting in. For the first time, the Haddonfield School District is working to ease that transition for some high-achieving students from China, Superintendent Richard Perry said. In September, Haddonfield Memorial High School plans to enroll four students - one junior and three seniors - from southern China's Guangdong Country Garden School for stays of 10 to 12 months.
October 23, 2014 |
As Ebola concerns mount, many campuses across the region are suspending university-sponsored travel to affected countries, training health center employees to deal with an outbreak, and monitoring the health of students arriving from regions hit by the illness. "Even if the probability of an Ebola outbreak in this country remains remote, it is critically important that we take proactive measures to be fully prepared," Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, wrote in an e-mail to the Penn community last week, outlining steps the Philadelphia university is taking.
September 11, 2014 |
Rowan University will offer certain applicants this year the option of submitting an additional essay in lieu of SAT or ACT scores, joining a slew of schools that have eliminated or reduced standardized-test requirements for admission. The South Jersey university tested a "test-optional" program for performing-arts applicants last year. The success of that program has led to wider implementation: Students with 3.5 grade-point averages on a 4.0 high school scale will be eligible. A broad swath of students must still submit SAT or ACT scores, including applicants to the engineering school, applicants qualifying for the state Educational Opportunity Fund, home-schooled students, international students, and candidates for academic merit scholarships.
November 13, 2013 |
Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pennsylvania are leading the local effort to attract international students, according to a report published Monday. The number of foreign students in the United States reached an all-time high of 819,644 in 2011-12, up 7.2 percent from the year before and continuing seven consecutive years of growth, according to the Institute of International Education's annual "Open Doors" report. Those students represent a relatively small percentage of the total U.S. student population, roughly 4 percent.
June 20, 2013 |
Mi casa, su casa . An exchange program for Spanish teenagers is looking for families in Camden County who would like to host students for the month of July. Fifteen students and a chaperone are coming from July 1 to 29, and eight students have been placed in host homes. "They're sharing their culture and you're sharing the American way of life," said Dan Herman, a coordinator for the Greater Cherry Hill area for Global Friendships, a homestay program for international students who travel abroad.