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September 23, 2014
Country steps up its recruitment of international students with a goal of attracting more skilled immigrants.
September 22, 2014
First-time enrollment at U.S. graduate schools increased by 1 percent between fall 2012 and 2013, driven by 11.5 percent growth in new international students and despite a 0.9 percent decrease in U.S. citizens and permanent residents, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. About one in five new students at U.S. graduate schools is on a temporary visa.
September 18, 2014
A coalition of Israel advocacy organizations concerned by what they describe as the prevalence of anti-Israel programming at federally-funded Middle East studies centers are lobbying for changes in the Title VI program that would 1) “[r]equire recipients of Title VI funds to establish grievance procedures to address complaints that programs are not reflecting diverse perspectives and a wide range of views” and 2) “[r]equire the U.S. Department of Education to establish a formal complaint-resolution process similar to that in use to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
September 17, 2014
The National Association for College Admission Counseling has released a guide for colleges that are considering working with agents in international student recruitment.
September 16, 2014
A new paper on creating global learning experiences at historically black colleges and universities finds that resource constraints significantly inhibit internationalization efforts.
September 10, 2014
Students at China’s Nanchang University are protesting a new policy requiring students to clean their own dormitories, including the bathrooms, the South China Morning Post reported. The university president said the policy is intended to build students’ character, but the students say they are at the university to study, not to clean. Photos of piles of trash in the dormitories have been posted online. 
September 9, 2014
The American Anthropological Association has created a task force to aid the organization’s executive board in considering ways in which the AAA might address issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The task force, which has been asked to provide a written report by October of 2015, has been charged with the following responsibilities:
September 9, 2014
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has released its annual Education at a Glance report, an almanac of indicators on such topics as educational attainment, employment rates by level of education, funding for educational systems, and student mobility across the 34 OECD member nations as well as for 10 additional countries.
September 5, 2014
China has released its plans for changing its national college entrance exam, the Gaokao, the South China Morning Post reported. Among other things, the changes would stagger some of the testing over the course of students’ high school careers rather than having all the tests be administered at once. 
September 4, 2014
The founder of South Carolina’s Cathedral Bible College pleaded guilty Wednesday to four felony and two misdemeanor charges related to visa fraud, labor fraud, and failure to pay minimum wage, the Columbia, S.C. The State reported. International students enrolled at the college had alleged that Reginald Wayne Miller had forced them to work at the college or at his home for little pay under threat of deportation.


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