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March 16, 2018
News reports that the Trump administration is considering restrictions on visas for Chinese citizens raise concerns about potentially “devastating” impact on American colleges and U.S. competitiveness.
March 15, 2018
Continuing his campaign against Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes on U.S. campuses, Senator Marco Rubio has proposed adding provisions to a forthcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that would make colleges’ eligibility for some federal funding conditional upon the closure of their institutes.
March 15, 2018
The Trump administration is considering restricting visas for Chinese citizens and tightening controls on the export of particular technologies with military and civilian uses as part of a push by President Trump to impose a package of tariffs and investment restrictions against China, Politico reported.
March 14, 2018
Cornell University plans to collaborate with a property development company in Vietnam to establish a new private university in Hanoi. Cornell announced Tuesday that it “is involved in a multiyear consulting services contract that includes advising on the development of infrastructure, campus reviews, curriculum and faculty hiring” for what will be known as VinUniversity.
March 13, 2018
Central European University, which faces an uncertain future in its home country of Hungary, announced Monday that it is in talks to establish a satellite campus in Vienna. The university’s president and rector, Michael Ignatieff, said the university remains committed to resolving a standoff with the Hungarian government to allow it to continue to operate in Hungary.
March 8, 2018
An investigation by Foreign Policy examines the links between the Chinese Embassy and consulates and campus chapters of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, which have long hosted cultural and social events and provided support for Chinese students at U.S. universities.
March 7, 2018
A federal district judge in Maryland on Monday upheld the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers temporary protection against deportation and provides the right to work to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers.
March 5, 2018
Injunctions mean DACA will largely remain in place beyond today's deadline, but colleges will be called upon to help students who face possible lapses in work authorizations and continuing stress and uncertainty about their prospects in U.S.
March 1, 2018
Canada's new budget includes almost 4 billion Canadian dollars (about $3.1 billion) in new funding for science and research over the next five years, Nature reported. This includes 354.7 million Canadian dollars (about $276 million) each in new funding for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and 215.5 million Canadian dollars (about $168 million) for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
February 27, 2018
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from the Trump administration that it review a lower court's ruling keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place, The Washington Post reported. Two federal district judges have issued temporary injunctions barring the administration from ending the program March 5, as it originally planned.


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