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Closeup (Cash, Colleges and Corruption) #58156

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 22, 1979
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(Studio) United States Immigration Service planned expansion of investigation of illegal recruiting of foreign students by American colleges noted. Dist. Immigration dir. George Lara's intentions to probe situations at Bennington College and Windham College, both in VT, as result of earlier report on this broadcast stated.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Details given about Iranian students' purchases of blank US Immigration college admission forms in order to get into Windham College in Putney, VT. [Former Windham student Mohsen MAKHLOGHI - describes how he purchased form and was given visa by United States embassy.] Misleading info. given prospective foreign students about Windham's proximity to New York City and Shaw Prep School in Boston noted. [Iranian student Bob SARAFPOUR - came to US to go to college prep school and found self in school for mentally retarded. Describes experience.] Statement by Lake Grove School re: Sarafpour's remarks given. [MAN - comments on view that unqualified foreign students who are recruited wholesale for American colleges are cheapening US education.] United States Immigration Service probe of foreign student recruiting abuses reported.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart

Robinson, Max;
Stewart, Bill

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