International higher education

'Oregonian' reports on cases of Saudi students accused of crimes fleeing U.S. justice

The Oregonian reports on a series of cases in which Saudi students at U.S. colleges were accused of crimes but disappeared before facing U.S. criminal charges. Two senators introduce legislation calling for investigation of Saudi government's role.

While staying the course in Saudi Arabia, MIT says it will strengthen processes for reviewing projects in "problematic countries"

Spurred by Khashoggi killing, MIT says it will strengthen review of collaborations in countries where governments are engaged in human rights violations but won't override faculty prerogative or terminate existing Saudi-sponsored projects.

Weighing in on Duke case, experts discuss discrimination against international students and pressures to assimilate

Recent controversy over email from Duke professor about Chinese students speaking Chinese in lounges reflects larger tensions in academe, experts say.

Homeland Security creates fake university to lure undocumented immigrants seeking to stay in U.S.

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Federal agents created a fake university, even enlisting help from an accreditor, to lure undocumented immigrants who were trying to stay in the U.S.

Duke professor advises students that failure to speak in English outside the classroom could negatively affect their prospects

A professor at Duke University steps down from her administrative role after sending an email to students suggesting they not speak Chinese in student lounge and study areas.

Email to students at U of Houston about body odor raises concerns about how to broach this delicate topic, if at all

Professor's email at U of Houston about body odor, referencing some cultures, raises concerns about how to broach this delicate topic, if at all.

A review of MIT's Saudi partnerships recommends against severing ties

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Critics of the university's Saudi ties say they are disappointed but not giving up.

Rice to investigate scholar in gene-editing case

University to investigate whether a physics and bioengineering professor was involved in a banned genome-editing procedure that allegedly produced the world's first genetically edited babies.

Faculty at Kean U China campus won't be Kean employees for much longer

Faculty at Kean University's campus in China, currently employed by Kean, will soon be employed by the Chinese campus. Kean says it is retaining control over academics, but the faculty union says the change raises academic freedom concerns.

Northeastern plans to acquire humanities college in London

University moves to acquire a 210-student college in London, the New College of the Humanities, which attracted an all-star roster of visiting professors but has struggled to meet enrollment and financial goals. What's in it for Northeastern and NCH?

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