Education: Wanted: Fresh, Homegrown Talent

Foreigners are swamping graduate science schools

At a time when American education more often disappoints than uplifts, at least one bright spot stands out: the U.S. graduate schools of engineering, science and math. "We have the best," brags Dean Ettore Infante of the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology. One result is that students are flooding to the U.S. schools from all parts of the globe. Says Jean- Jacques Servan-Schreiber, chairman of the international committee for Carnegie-Mellon: "I think America is becoming a university of the world."

But the rising wave of foreigners is causing concern in academe. In no other field has the influx been so...

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