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Cutting Off Qatar

Texas A&M’s Board of Regents voted to shutter its long-standing, hugely profitable branch campus in the Gulf country. Are accusations of Hamas ties to blame?

Mischaracterizing a Vote on Antisemitism

Resolutions, like the one at UNC-Chapel Hill, can do more harm than good when they lack precision. 

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Texas A&M Shutters Controversial Qatar Campus

Texas A&M University will close its campus in Qatar by 2028, ending a 21-year partnership with the Qatar Foundation for...
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Another Chinese Partnership Bites the Dust

Florida International University is ending numerous successful partnerships in China to conform to a state law regulating colleges’ relationships with “countries of concern.”

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MLA Delegates Pass Motion Defending Pro-Palestine Speech

A leading opponent of the statement said it represented “an organizational pivot to anti-Zionism.”

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War in Gaza Fuels Faculty Free Speech Battles 

Advocates for campus free expression and academic freedom say they’ve seen increased reports of squelched speech since Oct. 7—often following social media campaigns and political pressure.

Russia Seeks to Arrest CUNY Professor, ‘New Yorker’ Writer

Russia has placed a new distinguished professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of...
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Palestinian Communication Professor Says She’s Been Censored Again

For a second time, Ahlam Muhtaseb, of California State University, San Bernardino, lost an opportunity to share her message due to concerns over her using the word “genocide.” This time, she says, she didn’t even use it.