Weekly News Round-Up: October 7, 2022

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on October 7, 2022

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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US: “Victory” as OPT Ruling Upheld by Appeal Court

October 7, 2022

“We are very gratified by the decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals. Experiential learning, such as OPT, is now and has long been, a crucial component of education in this country, and OPT provides international students with a vital resource for gaining work experience, complementing their education, and pursuing their careers,” executive director of the Presidents’ Alliance Miriam Feldblum told The PIE News.

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As Cybersecurity Threat Rages, Colleges Invest in Risk Prevention and Pay Higher Insurance Premiums

October 7, 2022

“Most of the colleges whose debt S&P Global Ratings evaluates say they haven’t had a serious data breach, but institutions should still invest in steps to mitigate risks in the face of increasing and evolving cyberattacks, it said in a recent report.”

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Republican Senator Ben Sasse Emerges as Likely New President of University of Florida

October 8, 2022

The University of Florida is poised to name U.S. Sen. Benjamin E. Sasse, Republican of Nebraska, as its next president. Sasse, 50, is well-known in Washington and beyond for his outspoken views on higher education, and he was announced on Thursday as the sole finalist in UF’s search, a process that drew controversy for its secrecy.”

Get the full story on the Chronicle of Higher Education >