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May 2, 2018
White House reportedly considers new restrictions barring Chinese citizens from engaging in sensitive research at U.S. universities. Higher education groups say they want to protect national security interests, but U.S. universities must remain open.
May 1, 2018
The total number of international students in the U.S. on F and M visas declined by 0.5 percent between March 2017 and March 2018, according to a new biannual report on student visa data compiled by the Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program.
April 30, 2018
A British-Iranian professor has been arrested and detained in Iran, the BBC reported. A spokesman for Iran’s judiciary confirmed Sunday that Abbas Edalat, a computer science and mathematics professor at Imperial College London, had been arrested on unspecified “security charges.” On Thursday an Iranian news agency had alleged that Edalat was part of a “network” of British spies.
April 26, 2018
The five-person conservative majority on the Supreme Court appears willing to uphold President Trump’s authority to impose a travel ban, The New York Times reported. The court heard arguments Wednesday in a case challenging the ban, which restricts entry into the U.S.
April 25, 2018
A report from the Ontario provincial government found that partnerships between public universities and private colleges to educate international students pose risks to students and to the quality of education in the province, The Globe and Mail reported.
April 25, 2018
A third federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides protection against deportation and work permits to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, The Washington Post reported.
April 23, 2018
A California institution that a U.S. senator recently characterized as a suspected “visa mill” has shut down after state authorities revoked its certificate to operate. A notice on Silicon Valley University’s website says it has been notified by California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education “not to conduct any classes or exams at this time, effective immediately.”
April 20, 2018
A Minneapolis man was acquitted of murder but convicted of aggravated battery in the October 2016 death of a Saudi Arabian student at the University of Wisconsin Stout, the Associated Press reported.
April 19, 2018
Groups of visiting Chinese students and scholars have formed Chinese Communist Party cells at U.S. universities in what seems to be part of a broader strategy by the party to increase ideological monitoring and control, Foreign Policy reported.
April 18, 2018
A Swedish university was ordered by the country’s Supreme Court to refund tuition fees to an American student who dropped a program due to low-quality teaching, The Local reported. Connie Dickinson began a program in analytical finance at Mälardalen University in 2011, the same year Swedish universities introduced tuition fees for international students.

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