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.
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June 9, 2016
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.
June 2, 2016
Survey results show growth in controversial practice of working with international recruiting agents
Surveys show an increasing number of U.S. institutions are working with commissioned agents to recruit international students.
June 1, 2016
Report on study abroad scholarship program targeting low-income students finds that beneficiaries build on their experiences abroad in future academic choices.
May 26, 2016
An open letter that calls for extending the contract of an expert on extremism and anti-Semitism at Germany’s University of Göttingen has received international attention.
May 24, 2016
Government undercover operation that led to indictments of 21 people sheds light on shadowy world of suspect colleges that abuse the student visa system and the agents who stand to profit.