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November 21, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for chief of staff on Sunday reiterated Trump’s pledge to temporarily suspend immigration from certain countries until an enhanced vetting system is in place -- what Trump called “extreme vetting” in an August speech. Any suspension in immigration could potentially have impacts on incoming students and scholars.
November 18, 2016
Protesting students at the American University of Cairo are calling for a cap on tuition amid concerns that a devaluation of the Egyptian pound against the U.S. dollar could send their fees skyrocketing, The New York Times reported.
November 17, 2016
The number of scientific papers with authors from more than one country increased by 16 percent between 2012 and 2015, according to data from the Nature Index, which tracks national and institutional author affiliations across 68 natural science journals. The number of papers with co-authors from more than one country increased from 21,460 in 2012 to 24,951 in 2015, with the growth in international collaborations being especially strong in the life sciences.
November 17, 2016
A Washington Post article about how President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for chief strategist, former Breitbart News head Stephen K. Bannon, “flattered and coaxed Trump on policies key to the alt-right” -- a far-right ideology associated with white nationalism -- reports that the two men rarely disagreed during a series of conversations on Bannon’s radio show.
November 17, 2016
One of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s reported advisers on immigration policy told Reuters that the group of advisers of which he is a part could recommend the reinstatement of a national registry for immigrants and visitors entering the U.S. from countries where extremist organizations are active.
November 15, 2016
A growing movement, in wake of Trump’s victory, calls on colleges to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials. Legal and political impacts are unclear.
November 14, 2016
Annual report finds that international enrollments climb at undergraduate and graduate level and decline at intensive English level. The number of Americans studying abroad continues to grow.
November 10, 2016
Some fear Trump presidency could deter international students and put undocumented students at new risk.
November 7, 2016
ACT is closing all of its 32 existing test centers in South Korea for the remainder of the academic year and shifting all testing in the country to a single site to be monitored directly by ACT staff from the U.S. in response to what the nonprofit college entrance test provider described as “repeated test material breaches” in the country.
November 7, 2016
Egypt’s minister of higher education recently directed private universities to review all research papers and dissertations to make sure they do not include “direct or indirect insult to societies or individuals belonging to any brotherly or friendly countries,” the Cairo-based Mada Masr reported.


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