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March 1, 2018
Canada's new budget includes almost 4 billion Canadian dollars (about $3.1 billion) in new funding for science and research over the next five years, Nature reported. This includes 354.7 million Canadian dollars (about $276 million) each in new funding for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and 215.5 million Canadian dollars (about $168 million) for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
February 27, 2018
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from the Trump administration that it review a lower court's ruling keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place, The Washington Post reported. Two federal district judges have issued temporary injunctions barring the administration from ending the program March 5, as it originally planned.
February 23, 2018
Dutch university calls off ambitious branch campus in China amid both practical objections to the campus plans and principled concerns about academic freedom.
February 22, 2018
The National Science Foundation is closing its three overseas offices, which are located in Beijing, Brussels and Tokyo, in favor of what the agency described as a new model of international engagement that “will deploy NSF experts for short-term expeditions to selected areas to explore opportunities for collaboration.”
February 19, 2018
Some economics departments are reclassifying their programs as STEM fields, in part to make them more attractive to international students.
February 15, 2018
FBI director Christopher Wray tells Senate panel that American academe is naïve about the intelligence risks posed by Chinese students and scholars. Some worry his testimony risks tarring a big group of students as a security threat.
February 14, 2018
A second federal district court has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants protection against deportation and work authorization to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, including many college students.
February 13, 2018
A new working paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research argues that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program had a “significant impact” on the educational and life decisions of undocumented immigrant youth, resulting in a 45 percent decrease in teen birth rates, a 15 percent increase in high school graduation rates and a 20 percent increase in college enrollment rates. The researchers found differential effects by gender, with most of the gains in college enrollment concentrated among women.
February 6, 2018
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio wrote to four Florida colleges and universities Monday asking them to close their Confucius Institutes, centers of Chinese language and cultural education that are housed in U.S. colleges or schools and funded and staffed by a Chinese government entity. One of those colleges -- the University of West Florida -- said in a statement it had already decided to close its Confucius Institute.
February 6, 2018
A book on Chinese Communist Party influence on Australian politics and academia has found a publisher after two major publishers declined to publish or delayed publishing the book due to concerns about potential legal action from the Chinese government or its proxies, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.


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.
January 31, 2007
At meeting of accreditors, officials acknowledge need to measure student learning, but fear oversimplification.


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