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Academic freedom concerns may jeopardize Wellesley-Peking partnership

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More than 130 Wellesley faculty sign letter saying that if Peking University fires a professor for his political views, they'll urge the college to reconsider its partnership with Peking.

Scholars raise questions about free academic study tours to Israel

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There are a variety of groups offering to cover expenses for academics to travel to Israel. Professors consider the questions raised by participation on such trips.

Controversial U-Multirank Initiative Aspires to be a Different Kind of International Ranking

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U-Multirank seeks to overcome limitations of global league tables, but it already has its own critics.

Kenyon College student killed in Egypt

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Kenyon College student stabbed to death during protest in Alexandria. State Department issues travel warning.

Does China have too much influence over academe in the West?

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NYU disputes Chinese dissident's assertion of government influence, but experts say the issue illustrates pressures faced by many institutions to avoid offending Beijing.

British professors object to website that ranks them

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British professors object to website -- inspired by Rate My Professors -- that ranks them.

NACAC panel would allow, but discourage, use of commission-based agents

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Admissions association panel seeks to lift ban on agents paid on commission in international student recruiting -- while maintaining that the "best practice" is not to use them at all.

International educators discuss challenges facing Saudi students and strategies for success

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International educators discuss specific challenges facing the growing numbers of Saudi students in the U.S.

Methodology of QS rankings comes under scrutiny

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QS runs one of three major global university rankings systems, but some question whether methodology is sound.

In wake of controversy over Harvard dissertation on race and IQ, scrutiny for Michigan State researcher

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Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.

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