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New data on use of agents to recruit international students

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American colleges lag Western counterparts in share of international students recruited with commissioned agents, but study suggests numbers may be higher than colleges think -- and about to grow.

Some students in Brazil's study abroad program are being sent back

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Failure to meet language proficiency requirements forces some students in Brazil's international science program to go home.

Report notes issues raised as English become global higher ed language

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As English grows as language of instruction worldwide, many key issues remain unresolved, report says.

Protests on Anti-Gay Policy of Canadian Law School

A new law school at Canada's Trinity Western University, in British Columbia, appeared to have won all necessary approvals last year to start -- despite criticism from human rights groups about the university's policy of barring students from having non-heterosexual sex. But a new round of opposition has emerged. Critics have gathered enough signatures on a petition to force a new vote by the Law Society of British Columbia, whose council had approved accreditation of the law school, The Globe and Mail reported. A vote by the larger membership could go the other way. And even if the law school holds on to its accreditation for British Columbia, its graduates will not be able to practice law in Ontario because that province's legal society voted Friday against recognition, CBC News reported. Nova Scotia's legal society has taken a similar position, although it also stated explicitly that if Trinity Western ends discrimination against gay people, its law school can be accredited so that its graduates could work in the province.

 

 

KAUST criticized for not doing enough for Saudi students

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Princess asks whether the university is too focused on attracting international students.

Australian panel calls for giving federal funding to for-profit education providers

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Report says letting government funds flow to for-profit higher education providers will strengthen production of sub-baccalaurate credentials.

Debate over branding at Trinity College Dublin

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Noted Irish institution -- considered to have a strong reputation -- faces opposition over a rebranding idea.

5 U. of Calgary Students Stabbed to Death at Party

A University of Calgary student has been charged in stabbing to death five other students early Tuesday morning, at a party held to mark the end of the semester, The Calgary Herald reported. Authorities said that the victims were "targeted one by one."

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Conference focuses on state of area and foreign language studies

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Experts in area and language studies discuss how to meet rising student demand when federal budget cuts, vanishing tenure-track positions, and lack of commitment to specialized librarians are hurting their fields.

Palestinian Professor Criticized for Project on Empathy

Al-Quds University is disavowing the efforts of one of its professors, Mohammed S. Dajani, who took 27 students at the Palestinian university where he teaches to Auschwitz, to try to teach empathy with Jews, The Washington Post reported. In another part of the effort, Israeli students were visiting the West Bank to learn from Palestinians about their lives and the hardships they face. A German foundation paid for the program, contrary to rumors that Jewish groups had paid. Dajani has been called a traitor by many Palestinians, although he is standing behind the idea.

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