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October 21, 2016
The founding president of a new network of nine research universities in Europe says the member institutions are united by “the conviction that there is no trade-off between research excellence by global standards, broad access for students and an inclusive academic environment and societal impact in research, teaching and outreach.”
October 18, 2016
About 180,000 students worldwide are enrolled in international branch campuses, according to highlights released from a forthcoming report by the Observatory on Borderless Education and the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) at the State University of New York at Albany. Steady growth in new campuses has continued: a total of 66 international branch campuses were founded from 2011 to 2015, compared to 67 between 2006 and 2010. There were about 250 total international branch campuses at the end of 2015.
October 17, 2016
A Reuters investigation details how a Chinese company accused by multiple ex-employees of application fraud "bought access" to U.S. admissions officers.
October 11, 2016
All six U.S.-based Nobel Prize winners so far this year hail from outside the U.S., with five of the six coming from the U.K.
October 11, 2016
A large private college chain in India is expanding into the U.S., having purchased a campus in New York and proposed to buy two more, the Associated Press reported. But Amity University’s proposal to buy a for-profit art college near Boston has run into opposition from Massachusetts’s attorney general, who is asking the state’s Board of Higher Education to block the sale.
October 10, 2016
American U of Afghanistan plans "radical" security changes when it resumes classes. Some question whether university did enough to protect students and professors in dangerous part of the world.
October 10, 2016
The London School of Economics and Political Science said some of its professors have been told they can’t advise the Foreign Office on Britain's departure from the European Union because they are not British, the BBC reported. The university said the leader of a project had been told that only holders of U.K. passports should participate in talks on national security and foreign trade.
October 10, 2016
Australian National University is trying to reduce its proportion of Chinese international students as part of a “diversification strategy” launched in 2015, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
October 7, 2016
A university in Alberta, Canada, has suspended without pay a professor accused of denying the Holocaust following scrutiny of an anti-Semitic post made by a third party on his Facebook page, CBC reported. The University of Lethbridge has “reassigned” the classes of Anthony Hall, who says he is a victim of a smear campaign.
October 7, 2016
The Ghanaian government wants to remove a statue of Mohandas Gandhi from the University of Ghana campus in response to a petition drive from professors characterizing the Indian independence leader as racist, the Associated Press reported. The petition quotes from writings of Gandhi’s in which he refers to black South Africans as savages.


May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
November 21, 2014
President expands his temporary protected status for "Dreamers" and seeks to expand temporary work authorization program for international graduates of American universities. 
October 10, 2013
Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?
July 30, 2009
Middlebury burns biomass, UNC Chapel Hill (re)claims a new water supply, and Michigan State relies on environmental stewards.
February 15, 2008
Former graduate student opened fire in a lecture hall before turning the gun on himself.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?
April 20, 2007
In wake of Virginia Tech shootings, colleges respond to wave of copycat bomb scares with extra attention.
April 17, 2007
A killing spree leaves 33 dead, a shocked campus, and questions about security.
April 2, 2007
Some institutions accept N.Y. attorney general's settlement offer to change student loan practices and repay disputed funds.
March 9, 2007
A House of Representatives subcommittee lambasted college leaders Thursday for their perceived failure in stemming the illegal downloading of music and movies by students. Committee members, responding to complaints by the entertainment industry that campuses have been slow to restrict copyright infringement, pressed for answers and made vague threats about possible changes in intellectual property law that could result if higher education as a whole does not adopt a more aggressive approach.


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