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September 19, 2018
University of Michigan professor refuses to write on behalf of student hoping to study in Israel. Are such letters a professional responsibility or subject to faculty members' political views?
September 18, 2018
Texas Tech opens new campus in Costa Rica in collaboration with a multinational banking, hospitality and real estate company.
September 17, 2018
Fifty-seven American colleges have committed to give at least two annual, renewable scholarships covering a minimum of 50 percent of tuition to international students next fall as part of the #YouAreWelcomeHere initiative.
September 14, 2018
George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health defended its study on Hurricane Maria-related mortality rates in Puerto Rico on Thursday after President Trump falsely said on Twitter that an estimated death toll of around 3,000 was manufactured by Democrats who wanted to make him look bad.
September 13, 2018
The European Parliament took the unprecedented step Wednesday of approving a proposal calling on European Union member states to determine whether Hungary is at risk of breaching the union's founding values -- the first step toward possible sanctions against the country.
September 12, 2018
Report catalogs alleged complaints and interventions by embassy officials or individual students on American campuses. But can a compendium of concerning incidents encourage stereotyping?
September 11, 2018
As HBCUs seek to grow study abroad, they send students to a more diverse mix of destinations outside traditional student stomping grounds in Europe.
September 5, 2018
An article in The New Republic examines the issue of self-censorship among scholars who study China and U.S. universities that want to stay in good standing with Beijing. The article includes allegations that in 2015 Columbia University canceled several talks at its global center in Beijing that were deemed politically sensitive. A Columbia spokesman denied that the university canceled events in Beijing because of their political content.
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.

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