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Panel Would Screen Foreign Scholars

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Science  17 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5571, pp. 1213-1215
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5571.1213b

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Last week White House officials unveiled a proposal to create a panel that would screen foreign graduate students, postdocs, and scientists who apply for visas to study "sensitive topics ... uniquely available" on U.S. campuses. The proposal comes as a relief to higher education officials, who had feared a more intrusive policy that would dampen the flow of foreign students and scholars.