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January 15, 2018
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, made a $33 million gift to the TheDream.US for college scholarships for immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers. The gift, which TheDream.US said was the largest in its history, will fund 1,000 scholarships for undocumented immigrants who graduate from American high schools with protected status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
January 15, 2018
In response to a court order, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed processing applications for renewals under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children authorization to work and protection against deportation.
January 9, 2018
American University of Malta undertakes mass firings of faculty. The start-up institution, run by a for-profit company with no track record in higher education, has struggled to find students and is mired in environmental and political controversy in Malta.
January 3, 2018
Scholars and political leaders describe increasing concerns about Chinese government influence over teaching and research in the U.S. and Australia.
January 3, 2018
Taiwan’s highest court has ordered a dentist to pay nearly $1 million to his mother, who paid for the cost of his dental training, The New York Times reported.
December 22, 2017
Concept may have been the most ambitious plan by a foreign university to build a branch campus in the U.S.
December 22, 2017
A Western-style university in Russia is hamstrung as authorities keep denying its license to teach.
December 20, 2017
A departmental committee told a professor he had to teach Judith Butler in his class in the name of gender balance. He refused. As for Butler, she doesn’t want her work forced on him.
December 19, 2017
A National Security Strategy document issued by the White House Monday reiterated the Trump administration’s commitment to increasing vetting of foreign nationals coming to the United States and floated the possibility that certain international students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields could be subjected to new restrictions in an attempt to prevent intellectual property theft.
December 19, 2017
A new paper examining the ways in which national policies affect international student enrollments finds that the short-term response to stricter visa policies is “a diversion in student flows from one country to other countries,” with numbers in Australia and the United Kingdom, for example, growing when numbers declined in the U.S. in aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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