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McDaniel College's Budapest campus caught up in Hungarian political fight

McDaniel College's Budapest campus caught up in Hungarian political fight

McDaniel College has become entangled in an international dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and the Hungarian prime minister that threatens McDaniel's 22-year-old satellite campus in Budapest.

The problem? The Hungarian parliament changed its higher education law in a vote widely seen as an attempt to close Central European University founded by Soros, a Hungarian-American financier. But the change has far-reaching implications for more than 20 universities around the world with campuses in Hungary — including the grand, three-story building where McDaniel students have studied the arts and business for more than two decades.

The law, in part, requires...

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