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ERIC Number: EJ779201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
International Access to American Higher Education
Academe, v89 n5 p47-53 Sep-Oct 2003
In the wake of September 11, 2001, and in light of heightened concerns about terrorism and the proliferation of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons, the U.S. government has implemented a series of measures to regulate and monitor the flow of international students and scholars into the United States. Some of these measures are designed to filter incoming students and scholars; others, like SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) are designed to keep track of foreign students already within the borders. These new efforts harbor potentially serious consequences for higher education in general and for academic science in particular. This article presents two documents that outline widely shared concerns about restricting access for international students and scholars and, ultimately, about limiting the free flow of knowledge, information, and ideas. The first one is a statement issued on December 13, 2002, by Bruce Alberts, the president of the National Academy of Sciences; William A. Wulf, the president of the National Academy of Engineering; and Harvey Fineberg, the president of the Institute of Medicine, and the second one is a testimony presented on March 26, 2003, before the Committee on Science of the U.S. House of Representatives, by Shirley M. Tilghman, president of Princeton University.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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