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March 18, 2015
After N.Y.U. professor working on migrant labor issues is barred from entering the United Arab Emirates, questions emerge about implications for faculty at the university's branch campus there.  
March 17, 2015
A New York University professor who has been critical of the treatment of migrant construction workers in the United Arab Emirates has been barred from the country, The New York Times reported. Andrew Ross, professor of social and cultural analysis, was at New York’s Kennedy International Airport when he was prohibited by U.A.E. authorities from boarding a plane bound for Abu Dhabi, where N.Y.U.
March 16, 2015
Analysis of international branch campuses suggests that the trend isn't going away, but won't work for all institutions.
March 16, 2015
Scholars in Hong Kong are concerned that the Chinese government is attacking their academic freedom in the aftermath of last year’s pro-democracy protests, The Washington Post reported.
March 13, 2015
Federal immigration agents have indicted three individuals in connection to an investigation into a network of four schools in the Los Angeles area accused of admitting foreign nationals who were not bona fide students and never had any intention of taking classes. The four schools involved in the alleged "pay-to-stay" (in the U.S.) scam -- Prodee University/Neo-America Language School, Walter Jay M.D.
March 9, 2015
The American Association of University Professors chapter at the American University of Beirut has issued a statement condemning the Ministry of Labor’s “selective discrimination against some foreign nationals seeking employment or work permit renewals at AUB.”
March 3, 2015
Scores from SAT exam administrations in Asia were withheld for four straight months due to concerns about cheating, and some of the scores withheld from last year have not yet been released, The Washington Post reported. Some scores were withheld following the October, November, December and January administrations of the college entrance exam in Asia.
March 2, 2015
A referendum to support the boycott of Israeli academic institutions at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, passed with a 73 percent majority. Organizers of the referendum said Friday that 2,056 total votes were cast in the school-wide referendum, which was proposed by the Students' Union and open to students, faculty, nonacademic employees, university governors and outsourced workers, such as cleaning and security staff.
February 27, 2015
Multiple governmental initiatives seek to increase academic mobility and scientific collaboration with the U.S.
February 26, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Investigation recruited a University of South Florida business professor and former head of its Confucius Institute as a spy, Bloomberg reported. The article recounts how Dajin Peng, a Chinese-born U.S. citizen, agreed to provide information on his home country and the local Chinese community in Tampa, Fla., to an F.B.I.

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