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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.

Methodology of QS rankings comes under scrutiny

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QS runs one of three major global university rankings systems, but some question whether methodology is sound.

In wake of controversy over Harvard dissertation on race and IQ, scrutiny for Michigan State researcher

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Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.

Penn pushes international internships and career opportunities

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With participation rates in traditional overseas study flat or declining, the University of Pennsylvania seeks to expand interest in international internships and careers.

A shake-up in the teaching staff at NYU in Florence raises concerns

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Laid-off faculty at NYU's study abroad campus in Italy are raising concerns about a shake-up in the university's adjunct teaching staff and the governance of the site.

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