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Closeup (Cash, Colleges and Corruption) #58133

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1979
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(Studio) Report is part of series on economy plight of small colleges and how they try to stay in business
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Putney, VT) Closing of Windham College in Putney, VT, due to lack of funds noted; details given and are said to be example of plight of many small colleges in US. Carnegie Commission report on outlook for future college closing stated. Windham's attempt to stay open by illegally recruiting for. students reported; details given. [College spokesperson Stanley ZIELINKSI - says they needed money from foreign students.] College's signing of blank admission forms accepting foreign students cited as violation of US immigration laws. [College registrar Lucy SMITH - comments.] Smith's report that she was told to sign forms by then-Windham president Johnny Stones, who says he was acting on advice of professional recruiter Peter Galonis, who was allegedly to be paid if recruiting was successful, noted. Details given about Galonis' work and his refusal to comment on Windham case. [GALONIS - comments on plight of colleges in need of students.] United States Immigration Service sources' report that Justice and State Depts. are presently investigating Galonis' activities in connection with Windham stated. [Immigration Service spokesperson George LARA - comments on Windham case.] Upcoming report noted.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

(Studio) Fears that this type of recruiting of foreign students threatens US reputation as leader in world education detailed.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

Robinson, Max;
Stewart, Bill

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