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Closeup (Cash, Colleges and Corruption) #58115

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 1979
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(Studio) Econ. problems of American colleges, especially small, liberal arts schools, noted. Report is 1st of series.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) Violence during Iranian student demonstration in California in January recalled. Discovery of federal study after demonstration that 28% of foreign students in Los Angeles area aren't attending schools noted. No. of foreign students in US, and of those, number from Iran, reported Info. learned about Iranian students' purchases of signed United States school admission forms in Iran detailed; this noted to make obtaining student visa quicker. [Iranian student Ali ASIABAN - discusses paying broker for form in order to escape Iranian situation.] Shaw Prep School in Boston said facility involved in this episode; school's comments given. Info. noted that many US schools in need of students sign forms blank and send them overseas to spur recruitment. This procedure stated to be violation of immigration regulations, accord to Immigration and Naturalization Service of Justice Department Details given about cases of signed blank forms from Edinboro State College in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, signed by Dr. Nazir A. Mughal, and of Modern Languages Institution in New Orleans, signed by Dr. J.R. Perez del Rio. [PEREZ DEL RIO - admits signing blank form.] Statements of Institution director Ornesto Rodriquez outlined. Recruiter Saeed Noorbakhsh's report on his activities with regard to signed blank forms taken to Iran on behalf of International English Language Institution of Hunter College of City University of New York and Bennington College in Vermont detailed. [NOORBAKHSH - comments.] English Language Institution's refusal to discuss case and Bennington College president Joseph S. Murphy's statement quoted. Upcoming item noted.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

Reporter(s):
Robinson, Max;
Stewart, Bill
Duration:
00:04:50

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