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July 20, 2018
British students paint over the Kipling poem "If" with one by Maya Angelou, citing the British writer's poem "White Man's Burden" and "a plethora of other work that sought to legitimate the British Empire’s presence in India and de-humanize people of color."
July 17, 2018
The fees paid by international students -- and the colleges that host them -- to the U.S. government may increase soon. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is proposing to increase the mandatory Student and Exchange Visitor Information System fee paid by applicants for F and M student visas from $200 to $350. Fees for most categories of J exchange visas will increase from $180 to $220. The fee for institutions seeking initial certification from the government to enroll international students will increase from $1,700 to $3,000.
July 17, 2018
A Russian national who was charged Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of Russia without registering as a foreign agent entered the U.S. in 2016 on a student visa.
July 16, 2018
Israel’s science minister, Ofir Akunis, blocked the appointment of Yael Amitai, a prominent brain scientist, to a binational German-Israeli science committee because Amitai signed a petition 10 years ago supporting soldiers who refused to serve in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz reported.
July 11, 2018
China's Ministry of Education approves the termination of more than 200 Chinese-foreign partnerships. An expert says it's a cumulative list of all terminations since 2006.
June 29, 2018
The head of a Chinese telecommunications company has fired back after lawmakers sent a letter last week to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking her to investigate ties between the company and American universities on the grounds that research partnerships “may pose a significant threat to national security.”
June 28, 2018
Hong Kong Baptist University opted to keep a policy requiring students to take a three-part Mandarin course or pass a proficiency test in order to graduate despite student protests, the South China Morning Post reported. In January about 30 students protested for eight hours in the university’s language center after results showed that 70 percent of students who took the proficiency test failed.
June 27, 2018
In case closely watched by higher education, justices find that Trump was within his authority in restricting entry to the U.S. for nationals from a group of mostly Muslim-majority countries.
June 25, 2018
Eastern Michigan hopes resident tuition rates will attract many more international undergraduates.
June 25, 2018
The president of the Association of Asian Studies last week wrote a column about the controversy surrounding the association’s upcoming conference in India.

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May 8, 2018
Four-fifths of the money approved by Education Department to help students from Puerto Rico went to those on the mainland. And critics say new pot of money has application process that will disadvantage island universities.
February 8, 2018
Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.
October 30, 2017
Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.
May 26, 2017
Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.
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?

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