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July 18, 2016
The University of California, Berkeley, on Sunday reported that one of its students, Nicolas Leslie (at right), 20, has been
July 15, 2016
New final guidance issued Wednesday prohibits universities from issuing I-20 forms -- the legal document that international students need in order to apply for visas -- based on conditional admission.
July 13, 2016
A survey by The Guardian found cases in which British academics are being asked to withdraw from international research teams or to step down from leadership roles due to doubts about their future eligibility for European Union funding. Securing continued access to E.U. research funding in the event of a British exit from the union is a key priority for U.K.
July 13, 2016
A British university plans to open two graduate programs in a temporary location in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville in 2018 prior to the development of a previously announced California campus, The Sacramento Bee reported. The University of Warwick plans to begin building a permanent, 6,000-student campus on farmland outside Sacramento as early as 2019.
July 12, 2016
Iranian news outlets have reported that a Canadian professor detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison has been indicted on unknown charges, according to the CBC. The Canadian minister of foreign affairs, Stéphane Dion, said in a statement to the CBC that consular officers are seeking to confirm reports that charges have been filed against Homa Hoodfar, an anthropologist at Montreal’s Concordia University.
July 8, 2016
A government audit of Scotland’s universities found that Scottish undergraduates are finding it “more difficult” to get into universities, the BBC reported. The number of applications has grown more quickly than the number of funded places available for students from Scotland and other European Union countries, who are entitled to free tuition. Applications have increased by 23 percent since 2010, while the number of admission offers by universities has increased by 9 percent.
July 8, 2016
The president of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, in Germany, announced plans to rewrite a 150 million euro (about $166 million) gift agreement that critics say gives a donor too much control over faculty appointments and publishing decisions at the university's Institute of Molecular Biology, Science reported.
July 7, 2016
Several history and anthropology students at Queen’s University Belfast refused to shake the hand of the university president at their graduation ceremony to protest his comment that “society doesn’t need a 21-year-old who is a sixth-century historian,” The Irish News reported.
July 6, 2016
Italian police have charged a homeless man with aggravated murder in connection with the death of a University of Wisconsin-Madison student, NBC News reported. Beau Solomon, a sophomore personal finance major, was last seen at a pub around 1 a.m. on Friday, just hours after his arrival in Rome for a summer program at John Cabot University. His body was found in the Tiber River on Monday. Thousands of dollars had reportedly been charged to his credit card. 
July 6, 2016
The University of Papua New Guinea has ended the academic year early as a result of student protests that have led to violence, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. The chancellor, Nicholas Mann, cited an atmosphere of “mob rule, intimidation, harassment and violence” in explaining the decision to end the academic year more than a semester early.

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