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June 24, 2014
Concerned scholars have initiated a petition in support of Alexander Sodiqov, a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto who was arrested and detained while conducting fieldwork in Tajikistan last week. Sodiqov, who is married with a young daughter, has reportedly not had any contact with his family members, lawyers, or colleagues.
June 20, 2014
The Senate Appropriations Committee has proposed flat funding for the Fulbright Program despite the Obama administration’s recommended $30.5 million reduction, the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, an association that lobbies on behalf of international exchange organizations, posted Thursday in a report on its website. 
June 17, 2014
Pro-Palestinian student activism reaches unprecedented levels, leading to debates about the cause and the tactics.
June 6, 2014
The University College London’s student union barred a self-described “Nietzsche Club” from holding meetings on campus because of concerns that the group, which advertised discussions of the philosophers Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger and Julius Evola and which printed the phrase “Equality is a false God” on its posters, was formed to promote fascism or might have ties to fascist organizations, The Daily Beast reported.  
June 2, 2014
New report from Amnesty International documents the increasing repression of Iranian scholars and students during the Ahmadinejad presidency.
May 30, 2014
At NAFSA conference, international education administrators and scholars discuss ways to help foreign students feel a greater sense of belonging.
May 29, 2014
Study abroad to Cuba is beginning to rebound. At meeting of international educators, some advice on things to consider in starting programs there.
May 28, 2014
In new research being released at international education conference, foreign students identify financial issues as their main sources of dissatisfaction.  
May 27, 2014
The president of Cathedral Bible College, in South Carolina, was arrested on forced labor charges after international students complained that Reginald Wayne Miller forced them to work for little to no wages under threat of having their visa status terminated, the Marion, S.C.-based Star & Enterprise reported.  Students interviewed by Department of Homeland Security investigators reported that the college’s classes “were not real and they are set around a work schedul
May 23, 2014
A new book challenges the conventional notion that the U.S. is producing too few science and engineering graduates to meet its workforce needs and remain globally competitive. 

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