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PLUGGING THE DRAIN

US universities have a $45 billion reason to fight tooth and nail for international students

Ananya Bhattacharya
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Update (July 14): A US district judge announced today that the government is rescinding the new visa policy that would have made international students take at least one in-person class.

America’s most reputed universities are going all out to protect their international students—and, in-turn, themselves.

Yesterday (July 8), Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sued the US government for its recent decision to not extend or offer new visas to students whose course load is entirely online.

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