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September 14, 2016
The number of indigenous students attending higher education paid for by a federal program in Canada has dropped by 18.3 percent since 1997, even as the First Nations and Inuit populations have grown, the CBC reported. The First Nations population has grown 29 percent since 1997.
September 12, 2016
U.S. Navy SEALS led an unsuccessful raid last month to attempt to free two abducted American University of Afghanistan faculty members being held by the Taliban, The New York Times reported.
September 12, 2016
Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May, on Friday proposed requiring universities to establish a new primary or secondary school or sponsor an existing, “underperforming” school as a condition for charging higher fees.
September 9, 2016
More than 70 institutions are testing different measures of student learning amid new government effort to evaluate universities on teaching quality.
September 9, 2016
A notice scheduled to be published in the Federal Register today will make it easier for students from Syria who have experienced severe economic hardship as a result of the civil unrest there to work while in the U.S.
September 8, 2016
Letters and statements expressing concern about the climate for academics in Turkey continue to accumulate after the announcement last week that 2,346 academics had been fired for alleged links to the July 15 coup attempt.
September 7, 2016
Two former leaders of Sweden’s prestigious Karolinska Institute were asked to resign as judges from the panel that awards the Nobel Prize for Medicine as a result of a scandal surrounding a disgraced transplant surgeon fired by the university earlier this year, the BBC reported. The entire board of the Karolinska Institute has also been fired.
September 6, 2016
Turkey announced the dismissal of 2,346 academics for alleged ties to the July 15 coup attempt in its official gazette on Friday, the Daily Sabah, a Turkish newspaper, reported. More than 8,000 others, including 7,669 police officers, were also dismissed.
August 31, 2016
A foreign academic briefly detained in Turkey and fired from his university for alleged links to coup-plotters tells his story. 
August 31, 2016
Brock University, in Ontario, on Monday announced that an incoming president due to start her term on Thursday will not be assuming the presidency after all. The statement from the chair of Brock’s Board of Trustees does not give a reason, other than to say the decision not to proceed with Wendy Cukier’s appointment as president and vice-chancellor was “mutual.” Cukier, the vice president of research and innovation at Ryerson University, in Toronto, would have been Brock’s first female president and the first Brock graduate to hold the role.


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