A Reuters investigation found that the security of the SAT has been compromised in Asia much more frequently than the College Board, the nonprofit entity that owns the test, has publicly acknowledged.
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March 29, 2016
March 28, 2016
At least two university students were among the dozens killed in the terrorist attacks at the main airport and a subway station in Brussels last week. Howest University College on Friday announced the death of Bart Migom, a second-year marketing student.
March 25, 2016
A top Chinese university may have been tricked by a man pretending to be a member of the Rothschild banking family, the Associated Press reported. A Tsinghua University administrator cited “oversights” in the institution’s screening processes after the Economic Observer newspaper reported that Oliver Rothschild – who attended fund-raisers and received gifts from Tsinghua’s president on a recent visit -- might not be a part of the famous banking family after all.
March 24, 2016
A student at the Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles was among the dozens killed by Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Belgium, the university announced. Leopold Hecht was killed in the bombing of the Maelbeek subway station. According to USA Today, 20-year-old Hecht was studying for a law degree.
March 24, 2016
Texas Tech University has canceled its summer and fall study abroad programs in Belgium in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks that targeted the main airport and a subway station in Brussels, USA Today and KCBD-TV reported. Four Texas Tech students were in Brussels at the time of the attacks; all have been reported safe.
March 23, 2016
U.S. universities scrambled to confirm the safety of students studying in Belgium in the wake of terrorist bombing attacks that killed dozens on Tuesday at the main airport and a subway station in Brussels.
March 22, 2016
The White House made a series of announcements on Monday related to expanding U.S.-Cuba educational exchanges timed with President Obama's visit to the island. These include a new $1 million commitment from "the Cuban American community" to the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a public-private partnership that seeks to expand student exchange throughout the Western Hemisphere. Cuba has also been added to the list of participating countries for two U.S.
March 22, 2016
The growth in the number of students from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia at Idaho State University has caused unease on campus and in the community, The New York Times reported. The nearly 1,200 Middle Eastern students account for about 10 percent of Idaho State’s total enrollment.
March 21, 2016
A bus carrying international exchange students crashed Sunday in Spain, killing at least 13 passengers and injuring 34, the Associated Press reported. Most of the passengers were studying at two Barcelona universities through the Erasmus exchange program. Passengers from around 20 countries were on board the bus, which was en route to Barcelona from Valencia, where the students had attended a fireworks festival.
March 17, 2016
Three Turkish academics who held a press conference affirming their support for a January petition opposing a military campaign against Kurdish separatists have been jailed for allegedly “making terrorist propaganda.” A British computer scientist who came to the police station in a show of support for the three scholars has also been detained and deported after 25 years living in Turkey, according to reports from Nature News and