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July 17, 2017
A student who was admitted to Western Michigan University is possibly facing imminent execution in Saudi Arabia for an offense related to attending a protest, according to the human rights group Reprieve and the American Federation of Teachers.
July 17, 2017
A Chinese-American graduate student enrolled at Princeton University has reportedly been sentenced by an Iranian court to 10 years in prison for espionage, The Washington Post reported, citing the Iranian judiciary’s official news agency, Mizan.
July 14, 2017
The advocacy and scholars’ protection organization Scholars at Risk sent a letter to Turkish government officials Thursday and issued a public appeal for letters on its website expressing its grave concern “about the continuation of sweeping actions against Turkey’s higher education sector, including prolonged detentions, prosecutions, dismissals and travel restrictions affecting thousands of higher education professionals.”
July 13, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly told Democrats of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he could not commit to the Trump administration defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides protection against deportation and two-year renewable work permits for certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, CNN reported.
July 13, 2017
An all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan whose members had been denied visas to travel to the U.S. for a competition will be able to come after President Trump intervened on their behalf, Politico reported.
July 12, 2017
An Iranian cancer researcher coming to Boston Children's Hospital as a visiting scholar on a J-1 visa was detained at Boston Logan International Airport with his wife and three children and was expected to be sent back to Iran Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported.
July 11, 2017
The Trump administration is delaying the effective date of an Obama-era rule that would allow foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the U.S. while it solicits public comments on a proposal to rescind the rule altogether.
July 11, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security is discussing a proposal to require international students to reapply for permission to stay in the United States every year, a proposal that, if enacted, would create new costs and paperwork burdens and could dissuade international students from coming to the U.S., The Washington Post reported.
July 11, 2017
King’s College London is considering opening a campus in Germany in what could be the first such European campus to be established by a British university after the U.K.’s vote to exit the European Union, the BBC and Times Higher Education reported.
July 7, 2017
At undergraduate level, Southern institutions appear to be having a tougher time attracting students from outside the U.S. Nearly half of graduate deans see declines at the master’s level, and 31 percent at the Ph.D. level.

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