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June 14, 2016
South Korean students and scientists are fighting a proposal to eliminate exemptions to compulsory military service for science and engineering graduate students, Nature News reported. Opponents argue that eliminating the exemptions could cause students to go overseas for their graduate degrees and decrease the country’s capacity for scientific research, including defense-related research.
June 10, 2016
A professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was among those killed Wednesday when Palestinian gunmen attacked Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market, the university announced.
June 10, 2016
The biennial Scholars at Risk gathering focuses on threats to scholars and academic values globally.
June 9, 2016
A Canadian university professor has been jailed in Iran after conducting research on women in the country, according to a report in The Globe and Mail, which cites the professor’s niece.
June 9, 2016
The leader of the law college at Pakistan’s University of Balochistan, Amanullah Achakzai, was shot and killed on his way to work on Wednesday, the Lahore-based The Nation reported. Police said unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles opened fire on Achakzai’s vehicle; a motive had not immediately been established.
June 8, 2016
A new law in China would make cheating on the high-stakes national college entrance exam punishable by up to a seven-year jail sentence, The New York Times reported. Student and parent reaction to the law is mixed, with some praising it as a way to deter cheating and others believing that a seven-year jail sentence is too harsh. Human rights experts described the severity of the threatened punishment as worrisome.
June 7, 2016
Members of the American Anthropological Association narrowly vote down a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions.
June 7, 2016
The Council of Graduate Schools on Monday released preliminary survey data on the number of applications international students have submitted to U.S. graduate schools for the fall.
June 6, 2016
A Wall Street Journal analysis of data from more than a dozen large U.S. public universities found higher rates of alleged cheating for international undergraduate students than for domestic undergraduate students. The universities reported 5.1 cases of alleged cheating for every 100 international students in the 2014-15 academic year, versus one case for every 100 domestic students.
June 3, 2016
The appointment of former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey to chair the board of a new American-backed private university in Vietnam has triggered debate due to his role in the killing of women and children as a commander of a Navy SEAL squad during the Vietnam War, The New York Times reported.


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