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September 26, 2017
Annual report from Scholars at Risk tracks threats to students, academics and their universities worldwide.
September 26, 2017
New travel restrictions put in place by the Trump administration continue to raise concerns for American higher education.
September 25, 2017
President Trump on Sunday evening issued new restrictions on travel to the U.S. to replace a 90-day ban on travel for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries. The 90-day ban, which expired Sunday, was widely opposed by colleges and universities concerned about the flow of international students and scholars to their campuses.
September 21, 2017
Fifty-seven people have been indicted for the mob killing of a Pakistani student that occurred on the campus of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan in April, according to Dawn, an English-language newspaper in Pakistan.  
September 20, 2017
Chinese scholars may have more difficulty coming to the University of California, San Diego, after the university invited the Tibetan religious leader to deliver a commencement speech.
September 18, 2017
Leaders of 10 Hong Kong universities issued a statement condemning “recent abuses” of free expression and opposing Hong Kong independence following the display of pro-independence banners and posters on various campuses, the Hong Kong Free Press and South China Morning Pos
September 18, 2017
Four Boston College students were attacked with acid at a train station in southern France Sunday, The Boston Globe reported. The four women, all juniors, were treated for burns at a Marseille hospital and released, according to Jack Dunn, a spokesman for the college. Dunn said one of the students plans to visit an eye doctor Monday.
September 15, 2017
A dissenting Chinese professor has left for the U.S. amid an intensifying crackdown on liberal academics, The Guardian reported. Friends of Qiao Mu said he decided to leave China after his academic career was destroyed by his refusal to toe the line.
September 7, 2017
Attorney generals from 15 states and the District of Columbia – all Democrats -- filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to stop the Trump administration’s plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced plans to end DACA, through which about 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children have obtained the right to legally work and protection against deportation.
September 6, 2017
Colleges look to support students after administration announces end of program that granted hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and the right to work.

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