UMass Reverses Ban on Iranian Students Enrolling in Science, Engineering Programs

Officials at the University off Massachusetts Amherst just reversed its ban on enrolling Iranian students into science and engineering programs.

Shortly after making national news about is ban on Iranian students enrolling in science and engineering programs, officials at UMass announced its reversal of the ban.

“We have always believed that excluding students from admission conflicts with our institutional values and principles,” Michael Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, said in a statement. “It is now clear, after further consultation and deliberation, that we can adopt a less restrictive policy.”

The decision comes after discussions with the State Department, according to the university.

Students will be able to take graduate classes in chemical, computer, and mechanical engineering.

But why did they have the ban in the first place? Watch this story from NBCNews.com

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