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April 25, 2016
Four Turkish academics who had been detained on charges of spreading “terrorist propaganda” in connection with their support for a petition opposing a military campaign against Kurdish separatists have been released pending trial, The Guardian reported. Prosecutors intend to seek a lesser charge, “denigrating Turkishness,” which carries a maximum two-year prison sentence, against the academics.
April 22, 2016
A “Hijab Day” at the prestigious Sciences Po, in Paris, has sparked controversy, Agence France-Presse reported.
April 21, 2016
A lawsuit against the American Studies Association argues its support for the academic boycott of Israel falls outside the scope of its mission.
April 21, 2016
The Scholars at Risk Network and the Committee of Concerned Scientists have renewed their calls for the release of Omid Kokabee, a doctoral student of physics, from Iran’s Evin Prison in response to reports that Kokabee has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.
April 19, 2016
The American Bar Association rescinded an offer it made to publish a book on human rights lawyers in China out of fear of upsetting the Chinese government, according to a leaked email from an ABA employee obtained by Foreign Policy. The ABA, however, maintains that the employee's email misrepresents the association's reasons for not publishing the book.
April 19, 2016
The University of Edinburgh is putting in place new policies requiring all staff to report their locations to their managers “when officially at work, but not in their normal place of work” for a half day or longer, Times Higher Education reported.
April 15, 2016
As the American Anthropological Association begins voting on a resolution to boycott Israeli universities, boycott opponents allege bias in report commissioned by the association.
April 15, 2016
Crimes reported against Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian students have the university reeling.
April 13, 2016
The president of Ireland said that universities are facing "a moment of intellectual crisis" in which their purpose is in question, The Irish Times reported. In an address to the European University Association conference, President Michael D.
April 12, 2016
Highly respected professors face intimidation, threats and smear campaigns for deviating from the views of the Hindu right.


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