At U. of Illinois, growth in the number of Chinese students has been dramatic

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enrolled 37 undergraduates from China in 2000. Now it has close to 3,000. What are the implications of such a shift?

At annual meeting, anthropologists discuss the academic boycott of Israel

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At the American Anthropological Association's annual meeting, momentum builds in favor of a boycott of Israeli universities.

With increasing international enrollments, faculty grapple with implications for classrooms

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As international student enrollments have skyrocketed, U.S. universities are just starting to sort out the implications for the classroom. Do professors need to adjust grading expectations for written assignments?

'Open Doors' report finds increases in international enrollment, study abroad

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Report shows 8.1 percent increase in international student enrollment at U.S. universities and 2.1 percent growth in the number of Americans studying abroad. 

Panel criticizes ASA's Israel boycott at association's annual meeting

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Panel criticizes American Studies Association's year-old academic boycott of Israel at body's annual meeting. And the panelists in turn are criticized.

College in Texas told Nigerians they were rejected for coming from country with Ebola

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Letter from college in Texas said all applicants from countries with Ebola were being turned away.

Chicago severs ties With Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute

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Following faculty petition and unflattering press report, university ends negotiations to continue hosting Chinese government-funded center for language teaching and research.

New survey offers insights on international student satisfaction in three countries

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Those studying in other countries are broadly satisfied but satisfaction levels vary by country of origin. Large numbers of students from any one nation can inhibit integration, survey finds.

Accounts of Confucius Institute-ordered censorship at Chinese studies conference

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European Association for Chinese Studies reports that conference materials were confiscated and censored after chief executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters, a conference sponsor, objected to contents.

Debate renews over Confucius Institutes

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AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?


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