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February 22, 2016
UC Irvine moves to reject gifts for endowed chairs from group that has strong opinions -- too strong -- about the study of Hinduism and a desire to influence who would be hired.
February 22, 2016
Three Manchester University students from Africa were killed and a fourth was injured early Sunday after being struck by a van along Interstate 69 in Indiana, the Associated Press reported. The students were standing outside their disabled vehicle when they were struck by the van, whose driver has been charged with reckless homicide and driving a vehicle while intoxicated.
February 18, 2016
Student protestors at the University of Cape Town on Tuesday night burned artwork, set a shuttle bus and a research vehicle on fire, and petrol bombed the vice chancellor’s office, according to the university. Eight students were arrested and six suspended.
February 18, 2016
A U.S. congressman who has held hearings on China’s influence on U.S. universities and academic freedom issues raised by partnerships between American and Chinese universities gave a speech at New York University’s Shanghai campus on Tuesday in which he criticized China’s human rights record.
February 16, 2016
Thousands of students and professors across India are protesting after the president of the student union at Jawaharlal Nehru University, in Delhi, was arrested Friday on sedition charges, The Guardian reported.
February 15, 2016
One of the few institutions to practice need-blind admissions for applicants from abroad will begin considering the financial need of prospective international undergraduates in admissions decisions.
February 12, 2016
Turkish scholars describe a growing intolerance for dissent.
February 11, 2016
A new directive from China’s Ministry of Education calls for stepping up “patriotic education” efforts – including for students studying at universities abroad, The New York Times reported.
February 5, 2016
A senior Egyptian prosecutor said the body of a University of Cambridge student who disappeared in Cairo has been found with signs of torture, the BBC reported. Giulio Regeni, 28, was a Ph.D. student in the politics and international studies department at Cambridge and a visiting scholar at the American University in Cairo. His research was on trade unions and labor rights, a sensitive subject in Egypt.
February 5, 2016
The University of Copenhagen announced that it is cutting more than 500 teaching, research, service and administrative jobs -- 7 percent of its total staff -- in response to government cuts to its budget. The university also said it would be reducing its Ph.D. student intake by 10 percent and is evaluating the financial viability of some of its medical science and small language programs.

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