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December 5, 2016
The latest in a series of Reuters articles about international admissions fraud examines what one critic describes as a “pay-for-play” arrangement through which Chinese education companies gain direct access to U.S. admissions officers for their student clients. The article explores how two American consultants for three major Chinese education companies have recruited dozens of U.S.
December 5, 2016
The governing board for Santa Fe Community College approved a resolution last week designating the institution a “sanctuary campus” for undocumented immigrant students. Since the election of Donald J.
December 2, 2016
University presidents articulate specific commitments to support undocumented immigrant students, but in many cases eschew the term -- “sanctuary campus” -- preferred by activists.
December 2, 2016
A Nigerian-born Nobel-prize winning author who has taught at Cornell, Harvard and Yale Universities has thrown away his green card in protest of Donald J. Trump’s election win, The Independent reported. Wole Soyinka was the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1986.
December 1, 2016
About 80 member presidents of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities have signed a statement in support of students who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, under which more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children have gained temporary protection from deportation and two-year renewable work permits. President-elect Donald J.
November 30, 2016
Trump’s comments on possibly undoing U.S.-Cuba “deal” in wake of Fidel Castro’s death cast uncertainty about future of educational exchanges with island nation, which have been on the rise.
November 23, 2016
An open letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump from higher education professionals -- faculty, staff and administrators -- calls for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, under which more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children have obtained temporary protection from deportation and two-year renewable work permits.
November 21, 2016
Police say they have identified a suspect in the fatal assault of a student from Saudi Arabia at the University of Wisconsin at Stout last month and have found no evidence it was a hate crime, according to a statement on the university’s Facebook page. Police also say that the suspect in the death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi is not a student at UW Stout or a resident of the surrounding Dunn County.
November 21, 2016
Members of the Middle East Studies Association voted in favor of advancing a resolution to remove the word “nonpolitical” from the group’s bylaws in what opponents see as a prelude to a future vote on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. The resolution to amend the bylaws, approved by a 247-57 majority of those present at the annual members’ meeting, will next go to the full membership for a vote. An amendment to the bylaws requires the support of two-thirds of voting members.
November 21, 2016
Amid uncertainty over Trump presidency, college leaders sign on to a statement calling for the continuation of a program that has benefited undocumented college students.

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