Mar 17, 2017

"Trump effect" cuts some foreign applicants to U.S. universities

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Almost 40% of all U.S. universities have had a decrease this year in international student applications, particularly those from the Middle East, according to a survey released this week by the Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. And prospective international students have already expressed concern for anti-Muslim attitudes — attributed to the "Trump effect," the New York Times reported.

$$: International students bring more than $32 billion a year into the U.S. economy, according to NYT.

Big Picture: There is still a steady rise in the number of international students coming to the U.S — more than one million of them last year. Some schools have seen an increase in international students, like NYU and USC.

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Trump to install loyalist Ric Grenell as acting intelligence chief

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President Trump confirmed in a tweet Wednesday night that he will install Richard Grenell, the current U.S. ambassador to Germany and a staunch defender of the president, as the acting director of national intelligence.

Why it matters: The role, which was originally vacated by Dan Coats in August 2019, is one of grave responsibility. As acting DNI, Grenell will be charged with overseeing and integrating the U.S. intelligence community and will advise the president and the National Security Council on intelligence matters that concern national security.

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What to watch in the Nevada debate

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Michael Bloomberg's wealth will fuel rather than shield him from tests and attacks when he makes his Democratic primary debate debut on the stage tonight in Las Vegas.

The state of play: Bernie Sanders is still the front-runner. So the other candidates must weigh which of the two presents a bigger threat to their viability: Sanders, with his combined delegate, polling and grassroots momentum? Or Bloomberg, with his bottomless budget?

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