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Matt Zalaznick

Growth in the enrollment of international students at U.S. colleges and universities has slowed significantly. Some blame the political climate, uncertainty over visa applications and increased competition from colleges in other countries.
Community colleges with esports teams include Central Maine Community College, which has seen its highest enrollment since it began developing its esports program ih 2018.
While many higher ed leaders work to protect "Dreamers," the Supreme Court may soon end legal protections that let these immigrant students stay in the U.S. (Photo: Maria Oswalt/Unsplash)
Enrollment declines in U.S. higher education have also impacted the international student population. In response to a decline in applications from China, colleges and universities are ramping up recruiting efforts in a range of countries.
Students from about 60 different countries attend the University of Northern Iowa, which has been working to expand its international reach as applications from Chinese college students have dropped nationwide.
A student speaks with a potential employer at a career fair at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Enrollment of Chinese college students at the Indiana institution, which has about 2,000 undergrad students, dropped by about 40 this year.
Supporting veterans in higher education at the University of Central Oklahoma includes campus service projects, financial literacy workshops and graduate school tours.
Eastern Michigan University is supporting veterans in higher education by giving them access to a resource center where they can get help with academic and financial planning.
College students want more classroom use of laptops, smartphones and other personal devices, according to a new Educause study.
At the UB Tech® 2019 conference's Women in Technology summit, Ashley Podhradsky, associate professor of information assurance and forensics and associate dean at Dakota State University, detailed how the CybHER @ DSU program she co-founded encourages girls and young women to pursue studies and careers in cyber sciences.
College transportation means college rideshares at Northeastern University in Boston. The school contracts with ridesharing company Via to help the school’s late-night RedEye vans drive more efficient routes when taking students to their homes off-campus.
HBCUs tend to enroll and graduate an outsize number of African American students in the states in which they are located. While some of these schools are struggling financially, others are seeing record enrollment.
Campus leaders told University Business that their institutions would increase their focus on student services such as academic help, career services and support for first-generation students.
Not all schools can offer more single rooms in residence halls for first-year students like the University of Central Florida (above). Yet, administrators are adding other amenities and taking other approaches to cope with growing housing demands.
The University of Utah Prison Education Project instructors teach courses based on the interests of individuals incarcerated at Utah State Prison. This fall, gender studies is being taught in the men’s prison.
The Pipeline Project at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn brings a range of after-school enrichment activities to local K-12 schools.
First-generation student success at Beloit College in Wisconsin means that juniors and seniors in the federal McNair Scholars Program are paid to conduct research over two summers.
The University of West Florida‘s Office of Undergraduate Research has increased its efforts to connect students with faculty seeking research assistants. It also helps instructors embed research in regular courses.
CUNY Lehman College, a Hispanic-serving institution with among the highest rates of social mobility for students, recently opened a virtual reality center on its campus in the Bronx to train students for careers in cutting-edge industries.
Augmented reality and virtual reality in education inspired educational technologists at Penn State to create pinwheel configurations so students can sit together while while immersed in a virtual reality experience.