International higher education

Presidents denounce the academic boycott of Israel, but on some campuses faculty and presidents clash

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A growing chorus of university chiefs condemns American Studies Association for endorsing boycott of Israeli universities, but at some campuses, the presidential statements have been a source of tension.

As boycott movement gains traction, Israeli science seems largely immune

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Amid growing boycott movement in the humanities, Israeli international scientific collaboration is robust.

 

American Studies Association backs boycott of Israeli universities

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American Studies Association members vote by a two-to-one margin to endorse the boycott of Israeli universities.

Swarthmore Hillel rejects ban on anti-Israel speakers

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Swarthmore College's Hillel chapter says it won't adhere to guidelines barring it from cooperating with or hosting anti-Israel groups or speakers. In response, Hillel headquarters draws a hard line.

At American Studies Association meeting, scholars debate proposed academic boycott of Israel

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Proposal to boycott Israeli universities leads to intense debate at scholarly meeting.

Survey finds increases in international enrollments, study abroad

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Annual "Open Doors" survey finds a 7.2 percent increase in international students at U.S. colleges and a 3.4 percent increase in American study abroad participation.

George Mason turns to corporate partner to grow international enrollments and programs

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George Mason developed a pathway program for international students on its own but, in search of higher enrollments, now plans to join forces with a corporate partner. 

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

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

Admissions association lifts ban on commissioned agents in international recruiting

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Association of admissions officers lifts its ban on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

Academic freedom concerns may jeopardize Wellesley-Peking partnership

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More than 130 Wellesley faculty sign letter saying that if Peking University fires a professor for his political views, they'll urge the college to reconsider its partnership with Peking.

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