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July 12, 2016
Iranian news outlets have reported that a Canadian professor detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison has been indicted on unknown charges, according to the CBC. The Canadian minister of foreign affairs, Stéphane Dion, said in a statement to the CBC that consular officers are seeking to confirm reports that charges have been filed against Homa Hoodfar, an anthropologist at Montreal’s Concordia University.
July 8, 2016
A government audit of Scotland’s universities found that Scottish undergraduates are finding it “more difficult” to get into universities, the BBC reported. The number of applications has grown more quickly than the number of funded places available for students from Scotland and other European Union countries, who are entitled to free tuition. Applications have increased by 23 percent since 2010, while the number of admission offers by universities has increased by 9 percent.
July 8, 2016
The president of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, in Germany, announced plans to rewrite a 150 million euro (about $166 million) gift agreement that critics say gives a donor too much control over faculty appointments and publishing decisions at the university's Institute of Molecular Biology, Science reported.
July 7, 2016
Several history and anthropology students at Queen’s University Belfast refused to shake the hand of the university president at their graduation ceremony to protest his comment that “society doesn’t need a 21-year-old who is a sixth-century historian,” The Irish News reported.
July 6, 2016
Italian police have charged a homeless man with aggravated murder in connection with the death of a University of Wisconsin-Madison student, NBC News reported. Beau Solomon, a sophomore personal finance major, was last seen at a pub around 1 a.m. on Friday, just hours after his arrival in Rome for a summer program at John Cabot University. His body was found in the Tiber River on Monday. Thousands of dollars had reportedly been charged to his credit card. 
July 6, 2016
The University of Papua New Guinea has ended the academic year early as a result of student protests that have led to violence, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. The chancellor, Nicholas Mann, cited an atmosphere of “mob rule, intimidation, harassment and violence” in explaining the decision to end the academic year more than a semester early.
July 5, 2016
An economics scholar at the University of Cambridge attended a faculty meeting naked last week in protest of the British vote to leave the European Union, the Independent and the Telegraph reported.
June 29, 2016
Following the Brexit vote, many anticipate a drop in the number of E.U. students at U.K. universities. Could American institutions attract some of them?
June 28, 2016
Citizens of European Union countries who are currently enrolled in U.K. universities and those planning on entering in the fall will receive the loans and grants for which they are eligible for the duration of their courses of study, the Student Loans Company announced Monday.
June 27, 2016
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on Friday announced a $400 million gift that will more than double the size of its endowment. The university believes the gift, from the estate of Howard and Lottie Marcus, formerly of California, may be the largest ever bequest to an Israeli academic institution.

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