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Trump's Travel Bans Spook Some Students, Fan Fears of Broader Chill

Rice University President David Leebron and Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities, are quoted in this Reuter's article on the chilling effect President Trump's proposed travel bans have had on foreign students.

Reuters reports that 19 Canadian universities showed a spike in international applications, most notably from Iran and India, after Trump signed his first travel ban in January. Additionally, five top Canadian economics and business PhD programs are getting at least half of their new Iranian students this fall because of the ban, based on interviews with universities and students.

"This strikes at the heart of what has made U.S. higher education the envy of the world," Dr. Coleman said. "It's this notion that the U.S. is no longer a welcoming place for the best and the brightest."

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