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October 23, 2018
Annual globally focused report documents nearly 300 "attacks" on higher education, including violent assaults against campuses or individual scholars, killings of student protesters, cases of imprisonment or criminal prosecution, and restrictions on academic travel.
October 23, 2018
Universities are coming under scrutiny for their ties to Saudi Arabia following the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident journalist, in a Saudi consulate in Turkey.
October 23, 2018
A British professor is unable to give a plenary speech at a conference in Arizona because of her academic travels to an archaeological site in Sudan in 2014. She will instead be delivering her talk at the Cultural Evolution Society’s conference, which began Monday at Arizona State University, by Skype.
October 23, 2018
An Associated Press investigation digs into the academic career of Joseph Mifsud, the professor who allegedly told an adviser to then presidential candidate Trump in April 2016 that Russia had “thousands of emails” on his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Mifsud has denied discussing the emails with Trump adviser George Papadopoulos or having any connection to Russia.
October 19, 2018
An American student who was barred from entering Israel for her alleged past support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement will be permitted to enter the country and begin her studies as a master’s student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
October 19, 2018
The Trump administration plans to publish a proposed rule this month that would increase the probability that holders of advanced degrees from U.S. institutions would be selected for one of 85,000 H-1B skilled worker visas available in the annual lottery, Politico reported. The administration projects that changing the way the lottery is conducted could result in a 15 percent increase in the number of H-1B visa recipients who have master's or other advanced degrees from U.S. universities.
October 18, 2018
Recreational marijuana use became legal in Canada Wednesday, and the country’s universities have adopted different policies in response.
October 18, 2018
In late August Inside Higher Ed published an article about a student from Gambia who was twice denied a visa to come to the United States despite having secured financial support for her education, including a substantial scholarship to a college in New York State.
October 18, 2018
Trump administration plans to set new time limits for student visas to reduce overstays. Advocates for international exchange see the move as one that could hurt America's ability to compete for international students.
October 17, 2018
Hungary has removed gender studies from a list of approved master's programs following publication of a government decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Friday, the Hungarian news site 444.hu reported. Students who are already enrolled in gender studies programs will be permitted to continue their studies.

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