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September 5, 2018
A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Salamanca recently published an article on her blog alleging that the Spanish university canceled events celebrating “Taiwan Cultural Days” last fall after receiving an email from the Chinese embassy objecting to the events. Under the “one-China” policy, Beijing considers Taiwan to be a rightful part of China.
September 4, 2018
First-of-its-kind survey of China scholars seeks to quantify just how frequently they encounter repressive actions by the Chinese state intended to stop or circumscribe their research. A majority say self-censorship is a problem.
September 4, 2018
A federal judge declined to order an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while emphasizing he believes the program created by former President Obama is unconstitutional, the Associated Press reported.
August 30, 2018
Everything was in place for a young woman from a poor family in Gambia to come to the U.S. to get a college education. But she can't get a visa.
August 29, 2018
Central European University, in Hungary, has suspended its programs for registered refugee and asylum seekers in response to what it says is new Hungarian legislation on refugees and immigration that took effect Aug. 24.​ CEU said it is suspending both its Open Learning Initiative for refugee and asylum seekers, known as OLIve, as well as the administration of a European Union-funded research grant on migration policy in Central and Southern Europe.
August 24, 2018
With international student enrollments falling or stagnating at the top two study destinations -- the U.S. and U.K. -- what does the picture look like around the world?
August 22, 2018
Sixty percent of international students in Canada want to apply for permanent residency in the country, according to a nationwide survey of international students conducted by the Canadian Bureau for International Education this spring. This represented a significant jump from the 51 percent who indicated an intention to permanently migrate in an earlier survey in 2015.
August 21, 2018
A credit ratings agency said in a report issued Monday that public universities in Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom “have largely maintained their creditworthiness over the past year,” despite reductions in governmental appropriations relative to total revenues.
August 16, 2018
Some U.S. universities are waiving their application fees for Saudi Arabian students in Canada who have been ordered by the Saudi government to leave. The Saudi government ordered its students in Canada to transfer to institutions in other countries after it took offense to statements from Canada’s foreign affairs minister criticizing the kingdom’s arrest of human rights activists.
August 16, 2018
The University of North Florida will close its Confucius Institute, a center of Chinese language education funded by the Chinese government, in February 2019 after a six-month transition period. UNF is at least the third university to announce plans to close its Confucius Institute this year as the institutes have come under increasing scrutiny from lawmakers concerned about Chinese government influence activities.


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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