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January 6, 2017
In 2007 the Modern Language Association issued a report calling for major reforms in the teaching of foreign languages. What's happened since?
January 4, 2017
Members of the Modern Language Association’s Delegate Assembly are set to debate a resolution to endorse the boycott of Israeli universities.
January 4, 2017
Denmark’s Parliament has passed a bill that restricts students who already have a university degree from pursuing a second degree program in a different field at the same or lower educational level, The Local reported. Supporters say the bill will save 300 million kroner -- about $42 million -- per year, but critics say it limits students’ educational choices and employment prospects.
January 4, 2017
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said in a letter to Democratic lawmakers that federal authorities should not use personal information provided by young undocumented immigrants known as DREAMers for deportation-related purposes, Politico reported. President-elect Donald J. Trump has said he would end the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, under which hundreds of thousands of young people who were brought to the U.S.
January 3, 2017
Analysis finds that a 10 percent reduction in state appropriations is associated with a 12-17 percent increase in international undergraduate enrollment at public research universities.
January 3, 2017
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York has charged an executive with the Pakistani company Axact in connection to an alleged diploma mill scheme. Umair Hamid has been charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with what the U.S.
December 22, 2016
The Obama administration is undoing the regulatory framework for a dormant registry program for visitors from countries with active terrorist groups -- acting before a Trump administration can revive it, The New York Times reported.
December 19, 2016
The leader of a Spanish university has been accused of repeated plagiarism, the BBC reported. Fernando Suarez, the head of Madrid's King Juan Carlos University, has left his position on a commission of Spanish university chancellors as a result of the allegations. Suarez has said he is a victim of defamation and harassment.
December 14, 2016
The appointment of Michel Deneken, a Roman Catholic priest and theology professor, to lead the University of Strasbourg has attracted controversy among some who argue that the choice violates the spirit, if not the letter, of French laws calling for separation of church and state, France 24 reported.
December 12, 2016
Loss of federal funding for highly regarded program has one scholar asking, “What’s our strategy here?”

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