Weekly News Round-Up: January 12, 2023

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on January 26, 2023

Each week the Shorelight team rounds up trusted headlines on the latest in international education and all things impacting students and universities.

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5 Higher Education Lawsuits To Watch In 2023

January 9, 2023

Every new year brings new challenges for higher education. Universities across the country are preparing for new state legislators, a new Congress, and changes to higher education policy. This article outlines some important lawsuits that will impact higher education at all levels.

Pending lawsuits stand to reshape the higher education landscape in the next year. The U.S. Supreme Court, which now has a strong conservative majority, is expected to rule on a handful of cases concerning higher education.

Get the full story on Higher Ed Dive >

NAFSA Selects International-Education Veteran As New Leader

January 11, 2023

Fanta Aw will step into the role of CEO of NAFSA. Ms. Aw has been an incredible voice for international education over the years, and having her at the helm of NAFSA is great news!

Aw will be the second woman of color and the first person from the Global South to serve in NAFSA’s top job. Born in Mali, in West Africa, Aw came to the United States to attend American University, in Washington, D.C., where she earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees and spent her academic career. She currently is the university’s vice president for undergraduate enrollment, campus life, and inclusive excellence.

Get the full story on The Chronicle of Higher Education >

Students Will Get Their US Visas On Time: Ambassador Elizabeth Jones

January 10, 2023

Students applying for United States visas for the Spring semester will get their visas on time as the officials are working on this as a top priority so that students can get to classes on time, assured U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador A. Elizabeth Jones.

Get the full story on The Hindu >

Shorelight Recognized in 2023 List of Most Transformational Education Companies Worldwide

January 11, 2023

For the second consecutive year, Shorelight is included in the 2023 list of top private education companies worldwide for its work to solve the world’s higher education problem by connecting international students with the right university and providing the support they need to succeed.

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