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New KU Recruitment Program Being Questioned

Associated Press - April 22, 2014 6:28 pm

University of Kansas police say crime at the school last year was down significantly from the year before.

University of Kansas police say crime at the school last year was down significantly from the year before.

Some teachers at the University of Kansas are questioning whether a new program designed to attract hundreds of new international students to the school will be beneficial.

The university plans to begin a KU Academic Accelerator Program in the fall. It is a three-semester program to provide academic, social and language help to international students. The program will be jointly run by the university and a private company called Shorelight Education.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports some professors and students raised concerns about having a private company recruiting students for an economic payoff, and the use of agents for recruiting.

A Shorelight official says agents are only part of the company’s approach to recruitment, and it uses only agents approved by leading agencies.

(Information from: Lawrence Journal-World)

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