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November 26, 2014
Seven students of an imprisoned Uighur professor are being tried in a Chinese court on charges of belonging to a separatist group, The New York Times reported. The students’ professor, Ilham Tohti, was convicted of separatism and sentenced to life in prison in September in a case that has attracted widespread outrage from human rights groups and foreign governments. Tohti formerly taught economics at Minzu University of China.
November 17, 2014
Report shows 8.1 percent increase in international student enrollment at U.S. universities and 2.1 percent growth in the number of Americans studying abroad. 
November 13, 2014
Some academics in Australia are accusing universities of admitting “functionally illiterate” international students and tolerating widespread cheating because they are “addicted” to the fees these students pay, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
November 13, 2014
The U.S. and China reciprocally agreed to extend terms for short-term visas, including student visas, earlier this week during President Obama’s state visit. According to the U.S. Department of State, Chinese students and dependents on F, M or J visas are now eligible for multiple-entry visas valid for up to five years or the length of their program.
November 12, 2014
New report examines the challenges U.S. universities face in establishing international joint or dual degree programs and raises the issue of ‘credential inflation.’
November 10, 2014
The boyfriend of the nurse at the center of the controversy over Ebola quarantines has withdrawn from his accelerated nursing program at the University of Maine at Fort Kent due to concerns about the university’s handling of the situation, the Portland Press Herald reported.
November 5, 2014
The founder and CEO of the now-defunct Tri-Valley University was sentenced to 16 years in prison for visa fraud and related charges, the Contra Costa Times reported.
November 3, 2014
In the new book The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, a key theme is the relationship between anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
October 31, 2014
Murray State University is deferring new applications from prospective students in the Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, the Murray Ledger & Times reported. The university will not allow students from these countries to enter in January and will instead defer their admission until the fall.  
October 30, 2014
A $10 million gift to Yale University will go toward scholarships for low-income Chinese students. The gift is part of a $100 million endowment fund created by the co-founders of the Chinese real estate company, SOHO China, to fund scholarships for Chinese students who are admitted to elite universities.

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