International University Partnerships May Suffer Under a Proposed Budget Cut

The U.S. Agency for International Development has abruptly told the group that runs its international higher-education partnerships that it could cut its operating budget by 80 percent, as of the start of the new federal fiscal year.

The agency, known as USAID, informed Higher Education for Development in an August e-mail message obtained by The Chronicle that its budget would be chopped, from $4.9-million to just $1-million, beginning on October 1. While USAID has not