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January 31, 2019
A final rule published in the Federal Register today changes the lottery for H-1B skilled worker visas to give more of an advantage to graduates of advanced degree programs at U.S. universities. H-1Bs are a popular route for international students who want to stay in the U.S. to work after graduation, but demand for the visas regularly exceeds supply.
January 30, 2019
The leadership of the American Historical Association wrote last week to Nicaraguan authorities urging them to release Ricardo Baltodano Marcenaro, a professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Nicaragua. The monitoring group Scholars at Risk has reported that Baltodano was detained in September "in apparent retaliation" for his participation in nationwide protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega that started last April.
January 28, 2019
A professor at Duke University steps down from her administrative role after sending an email to students suggesting they not speak Chinese in student lounge and study areas.
January 25, 2019
About 30 Palestinian students studying on State Department-sponsored scholarships will see their funding lapse in apparent unintended consequence of new law making it easier for U.S. victims of terror attacks to pursue claims against Palestinian government.
January 25, 2019
The American Council on Education and five other presidential higher education associations sent a letter to the Department of Education seeking guidance on compliance with Section 117 of the Higher Education Act, which requires institutions to publicly report high-value gifts and contracts from foreign sources.
January 23, 2019
Saying it wants to "again become a place where talent feels valued and nurtured," Ghent University overhauls its system for faculty evaluation to de-emphasize quantitative metrics and annual progress reports. Professors will be asked about their goals and what they are proud of.
January 21, 2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi described Trump's plan to reopen the government as a "nonstarter," saying it does not provide permanent solution for young immigrants who are protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
January 18, 2019
Ontario cuts domestic student tuition by 10 percent while scaling back aid spending. Colleges won't be made whole, and students who got grants covering their full tuition will receive a portion of their aid in loans.
January 18, 2019
The University of Oxford will not accept new donations or research funding from the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei amid concerns that its equipment could be used for espionage, the BBC reported. Oxford said that it will not at present pursue new funding opportunities with Huawei but that two existing research projects funded by Huawei would continue. Huawei has denied espionage-related allegations.
January 17, 2019
The University of Liverpool was accused of racism after it sent an email to international students saying that Chinese students usually don’t know the word for “cheating” in English, the BBC reported.

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April 20, 2007
In wake of Virginia Tech shootings, colleges respond to wave of copycat bomb scares with extra attention.
April 17, 2007
A killing spree leaves 33 dead, a shocked campus, and questions about security.
April 2, 2007
Some institutions accept N.Y. attorney general's settlement offer to change student loan practices and repay disputed funds.
March 9, 2007
A House of Representatives subcommittee lambasted college leaders Thursday for their perceived failure in stemming the illegal downloading of music and movies by students. Committee members, responding to complaints by the entertainment industry that campuses have been slow to restrict copyright infringement, pressed for answers and made vague threats about possible changes in intellectual property law that could result if higher education as a whole does not adopt a more aggressive approach.
January 31, 2007
At meeting of accreditors, officials acknowledge need to measure student learning, but fear oversimplification.

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