International higher education

Cross Country Merger

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Middlebury College, a liberal arts institution in Vermont, is negotiating to take over a graduate school in California.

Unlikely 'Death Penalty' for a Tennis Team

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Asked to predict which institution would join Southern Methodist University in the pantheon of worst rules violators in the history of college sports -- becoming only the second recipient of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's so-called death penalty -- most observers would have guessed highly visible repeat wrongdoers like Auburn University or the University of Kentucky.

Global and Local

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A new for-profit player -- Whitney International U. -- has ambitions to operate all over the world, and to offer teacher education in the U.S.

British Professors Reconsider Boycott of Israel

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Facing growing international criticism, a union will hold another vote

Return to Iran

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After 25 years with minimal contact, American colleges and academics are rebuilding connections and exchange programs.

New Era in International Higher Education

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Degree-granting American campuses in Qatar reflect shift in role colleges play globally -- and efforts in China may be about to take off.

Longer Stays for Foreign Professors

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New federal regulations allow some scholars from abroad to have visas for as long as five years.

British Union Abandons Boycott

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Reversal of action against 2 Israeli universities follows an outcry in the UK and from many American academic groups.

'Toolkit' for Helping Chinese Higher Education

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A group of public university presidents traveled to China last week to kick off a new approach for collaboration between colleges there and in the United States.

The Institute of University Design, which is being created at Arizona State University, will sponsor projects in which presidents and educational leaders from the two countries will collaborate on projects of mutual interest. The first project will be a book, jointly written by presidents of universities from the two countries, on the "toolkit"  needed to create the future of the academic institution.

Semester at Sea Loses Academic Port

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Pittsburgh severs ties to popular study abroad program for which it awarded credit to students nationwide.

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