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October 1, 2014
Pennsylvania State University is the second institution within a week to confirm that it will not be continuing its agreement to host a Confucius Institute, a center for Chinese language and cultural training funded by the Chinese government. In confirming that the university will be ending its Confucius Institute agreement at the end of this year (Dec. 31), the dean of Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts cited goals that are inconsistent with those of Hanban, the Chinese government agency that administers the institutes.
September 26, 2014
PLEASE NOTE DATE OF PUBLICATION BELOW -- THIS IS EMBARGOED FOR FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 The Student and Exchange Visitor Program is expected to post new draft guidance regarding the certification of pathway programs for international students today.
September 26, 2014
Initiatives in St. Louis and Michigan aim to work within the existing immigration system to retain international students in the local economy.
September 26, 2014
Following faculty petition and unflattering press report, university ends negotiations to continue hosting Chinese government-funded center for language teaching and research.  
September 23, 2014
Thousands of university students in Hong Kong boycotted classes on Monday to demonstrate against Chinese government restrictions on voting rights, The New York Times reported. Organizers said that more than 13,000 students attended a Monday rally to protest a proposed change to election rules in which a nominating committee loyal to the leadership in Beijing would be able to screen candidates for the Hong Kong city government’s top post.
September 23, 2014
Country steps up its recruitment of international students with a goal of attracting more skilled immigrants.
September 22, 2014
First-time enrollment at U.S. graduate schools increased by 1 percent between fall 2012 and 2013, driven by 11.5 percent growth in new international students and despite a 0.9 percent decrease in U.S. citizens and permanent residents, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. About one in five new students at U.S. graduate schools is on a temporary visa.
September 18, 2014
A coalition of Israel advocacy organizations concerned by what they describe as the prevalence of anti-Israel programming at federally-funded Middle East studies centers are lobbying for changes in the Title VI program that would 1) “[r]equire recipients of Title VI funds to establish grievance procedures to address complaints that programs are not reflecting diverse perspectives and a wide range of views” and 2) “[r]equire the U.S. Department of Education to establish a formal complaint-resolution process similar to that in use to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”
September 17, 2014
The National Association for College Admission Counseling has released a guide for colleges that are considering working with agents in international student recruitment.
September 16, 2014
A new paper on creating global learning experiences at historically black colleges and universities finds that resource constraints significantly inhibit internationalization efforts.

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