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March 23, 2016
U.S. universities scrambled to confirm the safety of students studying in Belgium in the wake of terrorist bombing attacks that killed dozens on Tuesday at the main airport and a subway station in Brussels.
March 22, 2016
The White House made a series of announcements on Monday related to expanding U.S.-Cuba educational exchanges timed with President Obama's visit to the island. These include a new $1 million commitment from "the Cuban American community" to the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a public-private partnership that seeks to expand student exchange throughout the Western Hemisphere. Cuba has also been added to the list of participating countries for two U.S.
March 22, 2016
The growth in the number of students from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia at Idaho State University has caused unease on campus and in the community, The New York Times reported. The nearly 1,200 Middle Eastern students account for about 10 percent of Idaho State’s total enrollment.
March 21, 2016
A bus carrying international exchange students crashed Sunday in Spain, killing at least 13 passengers and injuring 34, the Associated Press reported. Most of the passengers were studying at two Barcelona universities through the Erasmus exchange program. Passengers from around 20 countries were on board the bus, which was en route to Barcelona from Valencia, where the students had attended a fireworks festival.
March 17, 2016
Three Turkish academics who held a press conference affirming their support for a January petition opposing a military campaign against Kurdish separatists have been jailed for allegedly “making terrorist propaganda.” A British computer scientist who came to the police station in a show of support for the three scholars has also been detained and deported after 25 years living in Turkey, according to reports from Nature News and
March 17, 2016
American college students are less likely to die on study abroad programs than on their home campuses, according to a new analysis of insurance claims published by the Forum on Education Abroad. The analysis compares data from two major insurance providers, which together insured nearly half of all students studying abroad in 2014, with findings from a 2013 study on mortality at 157 college campuses.
March 16, 2016
The leader of the Israeli Sociological Society said he is implementing a 2011 decision by the group’s general assembly to refrain from academic cooperation with Ariel University, which is located in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
March 16, 2016
The U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury on Tuesday announced changes to sanctions regulations against Cuba that will further loosen restrictions on travel to the island and allow Cuban nationals in the U.S. to earn salaries or stipends. The changes also expand access to American financial institutions for Cuban nationals.
March 15, 2016
A professor at England’s University of Manchester whose second job as a porn star came to light after a student recognized him in a film has resigned from his position, The Telegraph reported. Nicholas Goddard had taught chemical engineering at the university for almost 25 years.
March 11, 2016
After a legal challenge -- still on appeal -- U.S. issues new rule extending the time some international students can work after graduation.


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