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October 8, 2014
After university officials seized and dismantled a professor's sculpture caricaturing the university president, he created a whole new piece consisting, in part, of the original components. 
October 8, 2014
An instructor at the University of Hong Kong was assaulted on Monday after a man attending a class on media law and ethics erupted in a pro-China outburst, the Wall Street Journal reported.
October 6, 2014
A new British Council report forecasting trends in mobility at the graduate (or post-graduate) level through 2024 projects that China and India will continue to fuel growth in the number of outbound graduate students, and that the average annual rate of growth in the number of outbound students from India will exceed that of China.
October 2, 2014
More than 200 anthropologists have signed their names to a statement advocating for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions. “The recent military assault on the Gaza Strip by Israel is only the latest reminder that the world’s governments and mainstream media do not hold Israel accountable for its violations of international law,” the anthropologists’ statement says.
October 1, 2014
Pennsylvania State University is the second institution within a week to confirm that it will not be continuing its agreement to host a Confucius Institute, a center for Chinese language and cultural training funded by the Chinese government. In confirming that the university will be ending its Confucius Institute agreement at the end of this year (Dec. 31), the dean of Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts cited goals that are inconsistent with those of Hanban, the Chinese government agency that administers the institutes.
September 26, 2014
Initiatives in St. Louis and Michigan aim to work within the existing immigration system to retain international students in the local economy.
September 26, 2014
PLEASE NOTE DATE OF PUBLICATION BELOW -- THIS IS EMBARGOED FOR FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 The Student and Exchange Visitor Program is expected to post new draft guidance regarding the certification of pathway programs for international students today.
September 26, 2014
Following faculty petition and unflattering press report, university ends negotiations to continue hosting Chinese government-funded center for language teaching and research.  
September 23, 2014
Country steps up its recruitment of international students with a goal of attracting more skilled immigrants.
September 23, 2014
Thousands of university students in Hong Kong boycotted classes on Monday to demonstrate against Chinese government restrictions on voting rights, The New York Times reported. Organizers said that more than 13,000 students attended a Monday rally to protest a proposed change to election rules in which a nominating committee loyal to the leadership in Beijing would be able to screen candidates for the Hong Kong city government’s top post.


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