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August 19, 2014
Both advocates and opponents of the boycott of Israeli universities are gearing up for a busy academic year on that front.
August 19, 2014
A professor at the University of Macau said he believed his contract was not renewed due to his political activism, The New York Times reported.
August 8, 2014
A vocational college in Gaza is reporting widespread damage to its facilities as a result of the war with Israel, Al-Fanar Media reported. An administrative deputy for the University College of Applied Sciences, Mahmoud Hamid, said the shelling appeared to directly target college buildings. The central administrative building was reportedly destroyed, as was a conference hall and some laboratories and classrooms.
August 7, 2014
Six Tuskegee University students participating in a study abroad program in Monrovia have had their travel plans back from Liberia indefinitely delayed due to the Ebola outbreak in the country.
August 7, 2014
More than 100 Middle East Studies scholars and librarians have signed a letter calling for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions due to concerns about Israel’s policies in Gaza and “the complicity of Israeli academic institutions in the occupation and oppression of Palestinians.”
August 6, 2014
European Association for Chinese Studies reports that conference materials were confiscated and censored after chief executive of Confucius Institute Headquarters, a conference sponsor, objected to contents.
July 28, 2014
The University of Maine’s partnership with the for-profit pathway program provider and international student recruiting company Study Group resulted in fewer students than hoped for in its first year, the Bangor Daily News reported. The target was to recruit 50 international students to the University of Maine and 20 to the University of Southern Maine in the first year.
July 28, 2014
A Chinese graduate student at the University of Southern California died Thursday after being attacked by at least three men a few blocks from campus, The Los Angeles Times reported. Police said that Xinran Ji, an engineering student, was assaulted with a blunt object while walking home from a study group around 12:45 a.m.; he was able to make it to his nearby off-campus apartment, where he was subsequently found dead.
July 25, 2014
A U.S. Department of State database has been experiencing “significant performance issues, including outages" since last Saturday, resulting in delays for applicants for U.S. passports and visas, the Associated Press reported. A State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, said that the problem is global and is not specific to any one country or visa category.
July 24, 2014
AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?

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