Foreign countries

Palestinian student denied entry to U.S. gains admission to Harvard

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Palestinian student is granted entry in time to start classes at Harvard, but concerns persist about the impact of harsher visa and immigration policies on international students.

Harvard freshman said he was barred from the country for friends' social media posts

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Palestinian student bound for Harvard said he was blocked from the U.S. after immigration officers questioned him about friends' social media posts critical of President Trump. Civil liberties advocates fear incident could deter international scholars and students.

Colleges call for more clarity on rules requiring disclosure of foreign gifts and contracts

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As Education Department opens investigations into whether universities complied with law requiring federal reporting of foreign gifts and contracts, colleges call for more clarity on what the law requires.

Some Chinese students at UC San Diego condemn choice of Dalai Lama as commencement speaker

Some at UC San Diego object to their university's choice of commencement speaker.

Two students from Libya consider Trump's entry ban

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Two students from Libya consider the executive order banning entry to the U.S. for them and their compatriots.

Foreign-born professors account for U.S. Nobel haul

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All six U.S.-based Nobel Prize winners so far this year hail from outside the U.S., with five of the six coming from the U.K.

A foreign academic briefly detained in Turkey tells his story

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A foreign academic briefly detained in Turkey and fired from his university for alleged links to coup-plotters tells his story. 

Annual Open Doors report finds increases in international students, study abroad participation

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Annual Open Doors report finds 10 percent increase in international students in the U.S. and 5 percent increase in the number of Americans studying abroad.

Hillary Clinton outlines goals for higher education globally and in the U.S.

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Globally and in the U.S., Clinton calls for more focus on those who need postsecondary training but not necessarily a four-year degree. She endorses online education, but with some cautions.

Peking University's partner institutions in the West respond to controversial dismissal of Xia Yeliang

Wellesley and other American colleges that collaborate with Peking University respond to its controversial decision to fire Xia Yeliang allegedly for political reasons.

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