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Between shelling and displacement, Syrian students seek degrees online

Originally published by Reuters and reprinted with permission.

When Aleppo resident Mariam Hammad's internet connection went bust last October, her chest tightened with worry that she may not be able to continue her studies.The week-long internet blackout in the Syrian city meant she could neither take her online university exams nor reach her professors to explain why. Read more. 

Knox Welcomes Students from Syria

Originally published by Knox College and reprinted with permission.

Thousands of miles from their home country of Syria, Farid Freyha and Shahim Shaar are settling into their new lives as Knox College students. They are the first students admitted to Knox through an Institute of International Education (IIE) initiative—the Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis—designed to help Syrian students pursue higher education in the United States. Read more.