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In this Feb. 27, 2020 photo provided by Zhang Qingqing, high school junior Zhang Qingqing studies at home in Chongqing, a megacity in southwest China. Zhang was planning to take the SAT, an exam that foreign students must take to enroll in American universities, in Thailand this month before it was canceled due concerns over the coronavirus. Universities that rely on international enrollment are expected to take a big hit in the next academic year as canceled entrance exams and travel restrictions in China because of the virus make it impossible for students to enroll and attend college.  (Zhang Qingqing via AP)

Virus cancels exams and jeopardizes Chinese students' plans

Mar. 5, 2020 2:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Universities that rely on international enrollment are expected to take a big hit in the next academic year as canceled entrance exams and travel restrictions in China because of the coronavirus make it impossible for students to enroll and attend college. Over 660,000 Chinese...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Harvard and Yale students protest during halftime of the NCAA college football game between Harvard and Yale at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn. Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to stop investing in fossil fuel industries and are gaining wider traction in 2020. (Nic Antaya/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

Students push universities to stop investing in fossil fuels

Feb. 19, 2020 12:52 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students alarmed by climate change are stepping up pressure on universities to pull investments from fossil fuel industries, an effort that is gaining traction at prestigious schools like Georgetown, Harvard and Yale. The push that is underway at hundreds of schools began nearly a...

FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, pedestrians cross over University Avenue on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. As concerns about China’s virus outbreak spread, universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs. One diagnosis was confirmed at ASU and another at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, which said the infected student had recently traveled to Wuhan. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Universities cancel study-abroad programs amid virus fears

Feb. 6, 2020 10:57 AM EST

As concerns about China's virus outbreak spread, universities are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs, and some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. From Europe to Australia and the United States, universities in countries that...