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Australian Bill Criminalizes Unauthorized Research Collaborations

The proposal includes tough new sanctions for sharing regulated technologies, except with the U.K. and U.S. Skeptics ask whether nuclear submarine pact is worth the trouble.

Weill Cornell Med College Postdocs Unionize in Lopsided Vote

Weill Cornell Medical College postdoctoral researchers voted to unionize this week, shortly after graduate student workers at the affiliated Cornell...
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Foreign Language Enrollment Sees Steepest Decline on Record

The MLA’s new census shows plummeting class head counts far outstripped the general student enrollment decrease. Korean continued its rise, while Western European languages further shrank.

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A ‘Near-Record’ International Student Surge

U.S. enrollment of international students surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2022–23, fueled by sharp upticks from India and Africa. Will the trend continue?

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Dispute Over ‘Woke Ideology’ Causes Schism in U.K. Science Community

The science secretary demanded closure of a UK Research and Innovation inequality committee due to “the sharing of extremist views on social media” by members who she said “expressed sympathy” for Hamas.

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‘Narcissistic’ Presidents Linked to Declining University Performance

Hiring committees should “measure the egotism of candidates” for the roles, say researchers who compared leaders’ traits and institutional outcomes.

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‘U.S. News’ Rankings Erase International Students

About a fifth of the metrics in the new U.S. News rankings exclude international students, Ryan Allen and Tomoko Takahashi write.

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Palestinian Campuses Head Into Abyss as Israeli Retaliation Grows

With mobility severely limited and no connection or contact from Gaza colleagues, West Bank academics describe atmosphere of anguish.