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•American universities are facing serious competition for the worlds best students as higher education undergoes rapid globalization. The European Union is offering American-style degree programs taught in English. Britain, Australia and New Zealand are recruiting foreign students, as are Taiwan and Hong Kong. China, which has declared transforming 100 universities into world-class research centers as a national priority, is persuading top Chinese scholars to return from American universities. (New York Times, 12/21/04)
•American universities are facing serious competition for the world's best students as higher education undergoes rapid globalization. The European Union is offering American-style degree programs taught in English. Britain, Australia and New Zealand are recruiting foreign students, as are Taiwan and Hong Kong. China, which has declared transforming 100 universities into world-class research centers as a national priority, is persuading top Chinese scholars to return from American universities. (New York Times, 12/21/04)

•Acting State Supreme Court Justice Peter Corning ruled that Wells College can enroll men next year for the first time in the school's 136-year history. Two students had challenged the school's decision. (Los Angeles Times/Associated Press, 12/17/04)