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April 26, 2017
National Association of Scholars calls on universities to close their Confucius Institutes. Defenders say there's nothing sinister about the Chinese-backed centers.
April 24, 2017
North Korea has detained a Korean-American professor, The Washington Post reported. Kim Sang-duk, a former professor at China’s Yanbian University of Science and Technology, was reportedly arrested at Pyongyang’s airport on Friday while waiting to board a flight to leave the country.
April 21, 2017
Events advocating for science and research are scheduled around the world Saturday.
April 21, 2017
A $25 million gift to Colby College will allow it “to provide funding for every student to spend time abroad,” the liberal arts college in Waterville, Me., announced Thursday.
April 20, 2017
While higher education participation rates are growing worldwide, and while women are closing the participation gap, students from low-income families and from ethnic minority and indigenous groups continue to lag behind, according to a new policy paper from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
April 19, 2017
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that directs federal agencies to recommend changes to the H-1B skilled-worker visa program “to help ensure that H-1B visas are awarded to the most skilled or highest-paid petition beneficiaries.”
April 17, 2017
A British exchange student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was killed in a stabbing attack on a tram in Jerusalem Friday, the BBC reported. A 57-year-old Palestinian man who police said had recently been released from a psychiatric hospital was detained at the scene of the attack.
April 14, 2017
For many undocumented immigrant students at California State University, Fullerton, it's been a tough semester.
April 14, 2017
Police say a student accused of blasphemy against Islam was killed by a mob of fellow students at a university campus in northern Pakistan, the BBC reported. The victim, identified as journalism student Mashal Khan, was reportedly beaten and shot at close range. A second man was injured in the mob attack, which occurred on the campus of Abdul Wali Khan University. The campus has been closed, and "many" students have reportedly been arrested.
April 13, 2017
The European Commission will investigate whether amendments to higher education law in Hungary that Central European University says would force it out of the country conflict with European Union rules, the Associated Press reported.

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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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