Navitas, an Australia-based company that develops and recruits international students into “pathway programs” that combine English as a second language and academic course work, announced this week that it is ending its partnership with Western Kentucky University after more than five years of operation.
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December 17, 2015
December 15, 2015
Texas A&M University and the University of Haifa on Monday announced plans to establish a joint institute for marine science research in Israel. The universities said they will invest $5.5 million to establish the Texas A&M -- University of Haifa Eastern Mediterranean Observatory on Haifa's campus.
December 11, 2015
George Washington University President Steven Knapp said Thursday he had apologized to a student who was asked by a university police officer to remove a Palestinian flag from his dorm room window.
December 10, 2015
A student at George Washington U receives a police visit and a warning for hanging a Palestinian flag from his dorm window. Is a residence life policy being selectively enforced?
December 10, 2015
Police are investigating the death of a 16-year-old student at Seattle Central College after some have raised concerns that he was the victim of an anti-Muslim hate crime, the Seattle Times reported. The city’s fire department reported that Hamza Warsame died from injuries apparently sustained after falling off a roof. Some believe he was beaten and thrown off it.
December 8, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for banning all Muslims from entering the U.S. “until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.” A written statement put out by Trump’s campaign in the wake of terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., and Paris cited “great hatred towards Americans by large segments of the Muslim population.”
December 7, 2015
Japanese and American professors clash over a textbook's depiction of the Japanese government's involvement in a system of sexual slavery during World War II.
December 4, 2015
A former admissions director at a Chinese university admitted accepting millions of dollars in bribes, the Associated Press reported. Prosecutors said Cai Rongsheng, the former head of admissions at Renmin University in Beijing, received $3.6 million between 2005 and 2013 in exchange for helping 44 students gain admission or change majors. The case is part of a broader crackdown on corruption involving Chinese university administrators.
December 2, 2015
Stellenbosch University’s governing council has set aside a November proposal by university management to elevate English above Afrikaans as the institution’s primary language of instruction and communication in favor of keeping a 2014 policy that grants the languages equal status.
December 1, 2015
The National Women's Studies Association becomes the latest scholarly group to join the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.