University overturns decision to bar Iranian students from science programs after consulting with State Department officials.

Iranian-scienceThe University of Massachusetts, under pressure for a policy that barred Iranian nationals from seeking admission to certain graduate science courses, reversed itself and announced it will now accept the students.

The school had originally cited concerns that admitting the Iranians to some science courses related to nuclear energy could violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. The U.S. and Iran are currently in talks about Iran's nuclear program.

In its statement, the school said it had reversed its position...

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