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Herguan U. CEO Indicted for Visa Fraud

Jerry Wang, the CEO of Herguan University, a for-profit California institution, has been indicted on 15 counts of visa fraud, The San Jose Mercury News reported. The charges relate to what prosecutors term a conspiracy to attract foreign students to the university by helping them obtain visas, sometimes fraudulently. Most of the university's 450 students are from India. Federal authorities have started the process of revoking the university's right to certify foreign students as one step in the process of obtaining student visas.

 

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Canada Plans Tighter Rules for Student Visas

The Canadian government is planning to tighten visa rules for foreign students, Postmedia News reported. New rules will seek to prevent people from arriving in Canada on a student visa and then seeking full-time work while not actually enrolling anywhere. Other rules will seek to prevent the issuing of student visas for those planning to enroll at substandard institutions.

 

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Study finds professoriate in England is aging

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As professors put off retirement, academics under 30 are having a tougher time starting their careers, study finds.

Korean Universities Attract More Foreign Students for Summer

South Korean universities are enrolling increasing numbers of students from Hong Kong, Singapore, France and elsewhere this summer, Asia News Network reported. The students are attracted both by educational opportunities and interest in Korean pop culture.

 

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To Help Transgender Students, Oxford Alters Dress Code

The University of Oxford, responding to concerns about equity for transgender students, has dropped the dress code that has been in place for students at some formal academic events, BBC News reported. The current rules, which will end August 4, require male students to wear a dark suit, black shoes and a white bow tie and a plain white shirt and collar under their black gowns. Women must wear a dark skirt or trousers and a white blouse. The rules were criticized as forcing transgender students into traditional gender roles.

British University Unveils 'Pray-O-Mat'

Britain's University of Manchester has unveiled a "pray-o-mat," a small booth in which people can listen to, and join in, 300 pre-recorded prayers from a range of faiths, in 65 different languages. The project is part of study on multi-faith spaces. Ralf Brand, the lead researcher, said that "though the pray-o-mat is a bit tongue-in-cheek, there is a serious message to what we're doing. Successful multi-faith spaces do not need to be flashy or expensive. In many places a small, clean and largely unadorned space can serve adequately."

Court ruling shakes up visa appeals in Britain

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Court ruling could lead to many appeals by those students whose requests were rejected.

U.S. Senators Plan Bill to Tighten Student Visa System

Spurred in part by a critical audit of the American system of monitoring student visas, a group of U.S. senators said Tuesday that they would introduce legislation aimed at tightening controls on institutions that enroll foreign students. The comments by Sen. Charles Schumer and others came at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which followed last week's release of a Government Accountability Office report finding that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which manages the Student and Exchange Visitor Program, has inadequate processes in place to investigate, identify and combat fraud.

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Are Chinese Universities Favoring Male Applicants?

A women's rights organization in China is accusing some universities of lowering minimum entrance-exam score requirements for male applicants, Xinhua reported. The organization cited Beijing Foreign Studies University for having a minimum admission score of 639 for women in Beijing who apply as German majors at the university, while for men it is 598. The group also said that Renmin University of China has set a minimum score in four language majors of 601 for male applicants but 614 for female applicants.

Appeals court sides with employee in U. of Tennessee religious bias case

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U.S. appeals panel overturns lower court ruling that Tennessee-Knoxville acted legally in firing Seventh-day Adventist employee who declined to monitor emergency help line during her Sabbath.

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