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Published on January 29th, 2017

Protesters gather at Washington Square Park in New York to demonstrate against Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees and people from predominantly Muslim nations.

Trump’s Executive Order Stymies Muslim Students & Scholars

Colleges across the United States are rushing to respond to the news on Friday that President Trump had signed an executive order suspending admission to the United States of all refugees as well as all citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations. The main message was one many institutions had been spreading well before Friday: Students and scholars, if you might be affected by such an executive order, don’t leave the country, the Chronicle of Higher Education Reports. To read more …


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20 Costly Colleges 

The 20 most expensive colleges and universities in the United States exceed $60,000 per year for tuition plus room and board and other required fees.

Rank College Total Cost
1. Harvey Mudd College $67,255
2. Columbia University $66,383
3. New York University $65,860
4. Sarah Lawrence College $65,630
5. University of Chicago $64,965
6. Bard College at Simon’s Rock $64,519
7. University of Southern California $64,482
8. Claremont McKenna College $64,325
9. Oberlin College $64,266
10. Scripps College $64,260
11. Bard College $64,254
12. Haverford College $64,216
13. Duke University $64,188
14. Dartmouth College $64,134
15. Northwestern University $63,983
16. Trinity College $63,970
17. Pitzer College $63,880
18. Southern Methodist University $63,840
19. Amherst College $63,772
20. Johns Hopkins University $63,750

Total Cost = Tuition + Room and Board + Required Fees for academic year 2015–2016 at accredited four-year universities offering at least a bachelor’s degree and having at least 800 students..

 Source: Business Insider and Sandbox Networks/Infoplease.



Number of sexual violence cases being investigated under Title IX by the U.S. Department of Education

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education


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