Iranian Students Feel 'Betrayed, Excluded, And Threatened' By UMass Policy

February 17, 2015 11:58 PM

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Iranian Students Feel 'Betrayed, Excluded, And Threatened' By UMass Policy

Two student groups are decrying an "outrageous" University of Massachusetts Amherst policy that restricts Iranian citizens from enrolling in some engineering and science programs, arguing that the policy is "clearly in conflict with academic values and principles that prohibit discrimination."

The university first posted the policy denying admission to Iranian students planning to study in certain engineering and science fields last week, citing U.S. sanctions against their home country. UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the UMass system, deleted the policy Friday morning after it was...

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