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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.
April 30, 2014
The continuing growth of pathway programs for international students reflects trends toward for-profit/nonprofit partnerships and raises questions about readiness and rigor.
April 29, 2014
A faculty petition at the University of Chicago calls for the institution to terminate its contract for a Chinese-government funded center of research and language teaching.      
April 17, 2014
International applications to U.S. graduate schools increase, but the Council of Graduate Schools says the distribution of applicants by country is cause for concern.
April 14, 2014
Experts in area and language studies discuss how to meet rising student demand when federal budget cuts, vanishing tenure-track positions, and lack of commitment to specialized librarians are hurting their fields.
April 11, 2014
A major educational exchange organization has been notified that its Moscow office is not in compliance with a Russian law governing foreign nongovernmental organizations. The American Councils for International Education, which last year sent 580 American students and scholars to Russia and 1,200 Russians to the U.S., expects there will be minimal disruptions to its exchange programs as it applies for re-registration of the office.
April 9, 2014
New research sheds light on Chinese undergraduate students' challenges in the classroom and the ways in which they respond to and adapt to those challenges.

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