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October 15, 2018
When a Chinese company seeks to buy an American music college, opponents of the sale raise academic freedom concerns. Over the last several years, Chinese buyers have purchased a number of campuses in the U.S.
October 12, 2018
A British Ph.D. student has been detained in solitary confinement for five months and is facing trial on spying charges in the United Arab Emirates, the Financial Times reported. Matthew Hedges, a Ph.D. student at Durham University, was detained at the Dubai airport in May after a two-week trip to conduct interviews for his dissertation on the U.A.E.’s foreign and security strategy.
October 10, 2018
A second instructor at the University of Michigan declines to write a letter for a student to study in Israel, citing support for the boycott, and a first professor who refused to write a letter is disciplined. Meanwhile, Israel has detained and ordered the deportation of a U.S. student for her support for the boycott movement.
October 8, 2018
As part of a hard-line speech on China Thursday, Vice President Pence said that China seeks to exert pressure on scholars, students and universities abroad to toe the Chinese Communist Party line.
October 5, 2018
An American student is expected to be deported from Israel for backing the boycott movement against the nation, Haaretz reported Thursday.
October 3, 2018
Editors of book series stop publishing with Springer Nature to protest its acquiescence to Chinese government censorship demands.
October 3, 2018
White House aide Stephen Miller urged President Trump to end all student visas for Chinese nationals before the proposal was abandoned over concerns about the economic and diplomatic impact, the Financial Times reported, citing four people familiar with the deliberations.
October 2, 2018
The University of Brighton, in Britain, has sought to clarify that it is not promoting prostitution after a support organization for sex workers was given a booth at a fair for new students, the BBC reported.
September 27, 2018
Middle East studies scholars are criticizing a decision by George Washington University to cooperate with The New York Times to create a public online archive of the “ISIS files,” internal Islamic State documents that were removed from Iraq by the newspaper and became the subject of the investigative article "The ISIS Files." The Middle East Studies Associ
September 24, 2018
British academic said she had to leave the country after Johns Hopkins declined to submit an application to renew her H-1B visa due to perceived likelihood of denial.


May 8, 2018
Four-fifths of the money approved by Education Department to help students from Puerto Rico went to those on the mainland. And critics say new pot of money has application process that will disadvantage island universities.
February 8, 2018
Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.
October 30, 2017
Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.
May 26, 2017
Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.
May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
November 21, 2014
President expands his temporary protected status for "Dreamers" and seeks to expand temporary work authorization program for international graduates of American universities. 
October 10, 2013
Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?
July 30, 2009
Middlebury burns biomass, UNC Chapel Hill (re)claims a new water supply, and Michigan State relies on environmental stewards.
February 15, 2008
Former graduate student opened fire in a lecture hall before turning the gun on himself.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?


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