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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.
October 17, 2018
The American Association of University Professors’ Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance sent a letter to the University of Michigan’s president on Tuesday expressing concern that the university did not seem to have followed AAUP standards in punishing a tenured professor who refused to write a letter of recommendatio
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.


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