Spelman College

Spelman earned several noteworthy spots on @USNews’s 2020 list of college rankings: No. 1: HBCU for the 13th year in a row No. 6: Social Mobility No. 6: Most Innovative Colleges No. 22: Best Undergrad Teaching View all of our rankings: http://bit.ly/SpelUSN20#2019atSpelman

This year, Spelman welcomed a number of esteemed guests on campus: Former First Lady Michelle Obama visited to discuss “Becoming” with Dr. Marilyn Davis’ Black Women: Developing Public Leadership Skills class; Stacey Abrams, C’95, received the 2019 Spelman Local Community Service Award; and artist Amy Sherald’s exhibition was on view at Spelman Museum from January – May 2019. The community also welcomed the cast of the “Little” the movie for convocation and students enjoyed a pre-screening of Beyonce’s original Netflix film, “Homecoming.”

Tech Conference at Harvard Business School

Held at Harvard Business School for the past 25 years, Tech Conference is the largest student-run MBA technology conference in the world.

About this Event

KEYNOTES

  • Andrew Bosworth (VP AR/VR @ Facebook)
  • Dan Chu (CPO @ Waymo)
  • Dan Doctoroff (Founder and CEO @ Sidewalk Labs)
  • Rachel Jarrett (President and COO @ Zola)

PANELS

  • Health and Life: Empowering Consumers with Their Own Data
  • Disruption Beyond Streaming and Digital Publishing
  • The Future of Sustainable Energy
  • Can Technology Empower Education for All?
  • FinTech: Fad or Future?
  • The Next Generation Product Manager
  • Innovations and Challenges in Mobility
  • The Future of Work
  • Looking Forward at Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Number of International Students in the United States Hits All-Time High

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2019—The number of international students in the United States set an all-time high in the 2018/19 academic year, the fourth consecutive year with more than one million international students. The total number of international students, 1,095,299, is a 0.05 percent increase over last year, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. International students make up 5.5 percent of the total U.S. higher education population. According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students contributed $44.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2018, an increase of 5.5 percent from the previous year.

Open Doors 2019, released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, highlights the continued competitiveness of the U.S. higher education sector as a destination of choice for international students and the growing interest in international educational exchange among U.S. students.

“We are happy to see the continued growth in the number of international students in the United States and U.S. students studying abroad,” said Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. “Promoting international student mobility remains a top priority for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and we want even more students in the future to see the United States as the best destination to earn their degrees. International exchange makes our colleges and universities more dynamic for all students and an education at a U.S. institution can have a transformative effect for international students, just like study abroad experiences can for U.S. students.”

For the tenth consecutive year, China remained the largest source of international students in the United States in 2018/19 with 369,548 students in undergraduate, graduate, non-degree, and optional practical training (OPT) programs, a 1.7 percent increase from 2017/18. India (202,014, +2.9 percent), South Korea (52,250, -4.2 percent), Saudi Arabia (37,080, -16.5 percent), and Canada (26,122, +0.8 percent) round out the top five. Emerging market countries showed some of the strongest growth year over year, especially Bangladesh (+10.0 percent), Brazil (+9.8 percent), Nigeria (+5.8 percent), and Pakistan (+5.6 percent).

MBA – Harvard Business School Dean to Step Down

BOSTON— November 6, 2019—Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced today that he will step down in June 2020, concluding ten years of service as the School’s tenth Dean.

Class Day – Dean Nitin Nohria

In a message to faculty, staff, students, and alumni, Nohria said the time is right for HBS to transition to new leadership. “Ten years gave us a good run to make progress on our ‘Five I’ priorities,” he noted, referring to the School-wide focus on innovation, intellectual ambition, internationalization, inclusion, and integration that has been a hallmark of his tenure. “Serving as Dean has been a privilege for which I am immensely grateful. A decade seems an appropriate duration for this chapter in the School’s history.” MORE