international

Louisiana college plans to send all freshmen to Paris in the first days of class

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Centenary College of Louisiana plans to send all its 2014 fall freshmen to France in the first days of class. Is this the future of study abroad or PR?

 

Admissions association lifts ban on commissioned agents in international recruiting

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Association of admissions officers lifts its ban on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

Academic freedom concerns may jeopardize Wellesley-Peking partnership

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More than 130 Wellesley faculty sign letter saying that if Peking University fires a professor for his political views, they'll urge the college to reconsider its partnership with Peking.

Scholars raise questions about free academic study tours to Israel

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There are a variety of groups offering to cover expenses for academics to travel to Israel. Professors consider the questions raised by participation on such trips.

Controversial U-Multirank Initiative Aspires to be a Different Kind of International Ranking

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U-Multirank seeks to overcome limitations of global league tables, but it already has its own critics.

Kenyon College student killed in Egypt

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Kenyon College student stabbed to death during protest in Alexandria. State Department issues travel warning.

Does China have too much influence over academe in the West?

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NYU disputes Chinese dissident's assertion of government influence, but experts say the issue illustrates pressures faced by many institutions to avoid offending Beijing.

British professors object to website that ranks them

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British professors object to website -- inspired by Rate My Professors -- that ranks them.

NACAC panel would allow, but discourage, use of commission-based agents

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Admissions association panel seeks to lift ban on agents paid on commission in international student recruiting -- while maintaining that the "best practice" is not to use them at all.

International educators discuss challenges facing Saudi students and strategies for success

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International educators discuss specific challenges facing the growing numbers of Saudi students in the U.S.

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