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Boycott kills U. of Texas project on women writers in the Middle East

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U. of Texas wanted to honor a late scholar whose career had focused on Middle Eastern studies. But when Arab contributors found out that two Israelis would be published in the same work, a tribute fell apart.

Premier Indian engineering institute wants to open US office

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One of India's prestigious universities plans to open an American office to try to get back home some of the talent it has lost to universities in the U.S.

Four countries issue new standards for recruiting agents

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Australia, Britain, Ireland and New Zealand issue joint statement on recruiting international students, backing system that remains controversial in the U.S.

Yale faculty resoultion expresses concern about Singapore campus

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Over objections of Yale's president, professors approve measure demanding more attention to issues of freedom as university helps create new campus in Singapore.

Yale faculty raise governance questions about decision to open branch in Singapore

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Faculty raise questions about oversight of Yale’s new outpost in Singapore. Some wonder why they never got to vote on the project.

Canada university's partnership with think tank raises academic freedom questions

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Depending on whom you ask, York University's $30 million partnership with a think tank is either a sensible agreement or an attack on academic freedom.

New study analyzes how faculty pay compares worldwide

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First-of-its-kind analysis compares purchasing power of professors at public universities in 28 countries. U.S. is topped by (in order) Canada, Italy, South Africa and India.

International educators debate higher education priorities for developing countries

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International education experts debate whether developing countries should focus their time and money on colleges and universities that educate the elite or the masses.

Houston Community College encounters challenges in Qatar

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Houston Community College's experiences in Qatar -- including issues of gender segregation, administrative infighting and student discontent -- provide a cautionary tale of foreign expansion.

Admissions reforms unsettle British universities

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Proposed reforms have some universities threatening to withdraw from centralized system.

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