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March 3, 2015
Scores from SAT exam administrations in Asia were withheld for four straight months due to concerns about cheating, and some of the scores withheld from last year have not yet been released, The Washington Post reported. Some scores were withheld following the October, November, December and January administrations of the college entrance exam in Asia.
March 2, 2015
A referendum to support the boycott of Israeli academic institutions at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, passed with a 73 percent majority. Organizers of the referendum said Friday that 2,056 total votes were cast in the school-wide referendum, which was proposed by the Students' Union and open to students, faculty, nonacademic employees, university governors and outsourced workers, such as cleaning and security staff.
February 27, 2015
Multiple governmental initiatives seek to increase academic mobility and scientific collaboration with the U.S.
February 26, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Investigation recruited a University of South Florida business professor and former head of its Confucius Institute as a spy, Bloomberg reported. The article recounts how Dajin Peng, a Chinese-born U.S. citizen, agreed to provide information on his home country and the local Chinese community in Tampa, Fla., to an F.B.I.
February 25, 2015
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program, which certifies universities to host foreign students and scholars and maintains a database that tracks international students’ whereabouts in the United States, will continue to operate in the case of a possible Department of Homeland Security shutdown, though its activities may be hobbled due to reduced manpower in administrative offices. For example, if SEVP were to revoke a university’s certification to host international students, it would need the legal office to sign off on it first.
February 24, 2015
Northwestern University is advising Hamad bin Khalifa University on the creation of its new graduate-level law school in Qatar’s Education City. Northwestern will advise HBKU on curriculum development and faculty hiring for the new law school, which plans to award an American-style, three-year J.D. degree.
February 19, 2015
UMass, after consulting with State Department, reverses policy that would have prohibited Iranian students from enrolling in certain programs.
February 19, 2015
At international education conference, panelists discuss how to develop more meaningful international collaborations.
February 18, 2015
At international education conference, speakers ask whether expectations for study abroad are high enough
At a conference for international education administrators, sessions focus on whether universities are setting high enough expectations for students when they study abroad.
February 16, 2015
New policy at UMass barring Iranians from some science and engineering programs raises concerns and questions about universities responsibilities' under U.S. sanctions.