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April 19, 2019
Scholars say they thought a journal was run on Western standards of free expression, but they found Chinese government control instead.
April 16, 2019
Over past 18 months, the White House, federal agencies and Congress have all signaled concerns about theft of sensitive academic research by foreign competitors. Here's what's been happening.
April 15, 2019
McGill University, in Montreal, will change the name of its men’s sports teams from the “Redmen” after protests from students, faculty and staff who argued that the name is discriminatory, CBC reported. "Today, 'Redmen' is widely acknowledged as an offensive term for indigenous peoples, as evidenced by major English dictionaries," Suzanne Fortier, the principal and vice chancellor of McGill, said in a statement. Fortier said a steering committee will determine a new name for the teams.
April 12, 2019
The U.S. is said to have denied entry to Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of movement to impose boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel, National Public Radio reported. Among other planned stops on his U.S. trip, Barghouti had planned to speak at Harvard and New York Universities.
April 11, 2019
New research finds that graduates from U.S. universities are less likely to get a call back from Chinese employers than their counterparts with degrees from Chinese universities.
April 8, 2019
Indiana University is the latest university to announce the closure of its Confucius Institute. Indiana said closing the institute at its Indianapolis campus would ensure the continuation of IU’s Defense Department-funded Chinese Language Flagship program. The defense spending law passed last year prohibits institutions that receive DOD funding for Chinese language programs from hosting Confucius Institutes unless they receive a waiver. More than 10 U.S.
April 8, 2019
The London School of Economics and Political Science is considering changing a sculpture of a globe after Mainland Chinese students protested that it did not depict Taiwan as part of China, The Telegraph reported. The sculpture depicts Taiwan as pink and China as yellow. Taiwan is in practice an independent state, but the government in Beijing considers it to be a rightful part of China.
April 4, 2019
Panelists say Turkish government pressure is the likely explanation for why Columbia called off a forum at the last minute. Columbia says there were irregularities in the planning process and that several institutes had withdrawn their support.
March 29, 2019
The New Jersey attorney general's office has weighed in on Rider University’s proposed sale of Westminster Choir College to a Chinese education company, arguing in a court filing that any proceeds from the sale must be used for the purposes of the 1935 charitable gift granting the land for the campus, absent a cy pres proceeding in which
March 29, 2019
The Board of Directors of the Association for Asian Studies on Thursday published a statement decrying the detention of at least 800,000 Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims in political “re-education” centers in the Xinjiang region of northwest China.


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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