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September 30, 2015
In a case that’s been closely watched for its academic freedom implications, the University of Hong Kong’s governing council voted 12 to 8 to reject the appointment of Johannes Chan Man-mun to a pro vice chancellor post, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday.
September 25, 2015
Multiple programs and scholarships seek to help refugees from Syria and elsewhere obtain higher education, but the need dwarfs the response.
September 25, 2015
Staffordshire University, in England, has apologized to a student who was questioned by a university official after he was seen reading a terrorism studies textbook in the library, The Guardian reported. Mohammed Umar Farooq, who was enrolled in the university’s terrorism, crime and global security master’s program, said he was asked his views on homosexuality, the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.
September 25, 2015
Four international students at North Seattle College were killed on Thursday in a collision between a charter bus and an amphibious "Ride the Ducks" tour vehicle that left dozens of others injured, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.
September 21, 2015
Dartmouth College will no longer be need blind in admitting international students, starting with the next admitted class (the class of 2020). The college had previously been one of a small number of American institutions that didn’t consider financial need in admitting international students under a policy that was in place for the classes of 2012 through 2019.
September 17, 2015
A college leader accused of participating in a scheme to commit student visa fraud has been sentenced to a year in prison for submitting false documents to the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California announced. Jerry Wang, the chief executive officer of Herguan University, pleaded guilty to document fraud in April.
September 14, 2015
A large-scale foreign scholarship program funded by the Brazilian government will likely be scaled back as the country faces an economic crisis and a dramatic slide in the value of its currency, Times Higher Education reported.
September 14, 2015
The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped all charges against a Temple University professor and physics department chairman accused of sharing secret semiconductor-related technology with scientists in China after a key flaw emerged in the government’s evidence, The New York Times reported. Xi Xiaoxing, a naturalized U.S.
September 11, 2015
U.S. universities are increasingly dependent on growing enrollments of students from China. Will the growth continue amid an economic slowdown?
September 9, 2015
Newly unsealed search warrants show that the Federal Bureau of Investigation looked into whether an engineering professor at Ohio State University who resigned suddenly had shared defense secrets with the Chinese, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

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