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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. 
May 22, 2014
Japan’s Kinki University is changing its name to Kindai University so as to stave off chuckles on the part of English-speakers, the Japan Times reported. “We aim to get more foreign students coming here, so we’ve decided to change our English name to ensure there is no misunderstanding,” a university spokesman said.
May 21, 2014
Apollo Education Group is expanding into Africa. The for-profit education company, which owns the University of Phoenix, announced on Tuesday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Apollo Global, had purchased an 81 percent interest in a private South African higher education provider, Milpark Education, for $25.6 million. Apollo Global’s network also includes institutions in Australia, Chile, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
May 21, 2014
At Canada's Capilano University, the administration confiscates a professor's work caricaturing the president on the grounds that it constitutes "harassment."
May 20, 2014
Migrant workers involved in the construction of New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus faced harsh conditions, The New York Times reported. 
May 16, 2014
The Middle East Studies Association’s Committee on Academic Freedom is protesting the refusal of authorities to allow a Turkish scholar of Kurdish history, İsmail Beşikçi, and his traveling companion to board a U.S.-bound flight from Istanbul reportedly at the behest of American government authorities.
May 14, 2014
The first U-Multirank rankings were released on Tuesday. Created as part of a European Union-funded effort to rank a broader array of higher education institutions on a wider number of measures, U-Multirank allows users to develop their own personalized rankings of universities based on indicators related to teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement.
May 12, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers are poised to pass legislation requiring colleges to report on the safety of study abroad programs; bill in New York would mandate disclosure of financial relationships with providers.
May 7, 2014
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday announced the publication of two new proposed rules aimed at retaining highly skilled immigrants, including a proposal to allow spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to request authorization to work.

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