11 avril 2017

Mixed Opinion in Suit on Group's Israel Boycott

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. In a mixed opinion, a federal judge ruled Friday to dismiss a claim that the American Studies Association operated outside the scope of its bylaws in endorsing a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, while allowing the plaintiffs’ claims of corporate waste, breach of contract and violation of the D.C. Nonprofit Corporation Act on the part of the ASA to move forward. Read more...

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Central European University Under Threat

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The president of a Budapest-based university founded by investor and philanthropist George Soros said in a letter to faculty, students, alumni and staff that legislation has been proposed that imperils the university's future operations in Hungary. Read more...

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More Data on International Applications

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Preliminary results of a survey of nearly 300 American universities released earlier this month showed that nearly four in 10 universities were seeing application declines and that many universities were reporting concerns on the part of international students about a perceived unwelcoming climate in the U.S. and about visa policies. Read more...

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Agent Debate Awakens

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Draft policy proposed by Middle States would prohibit accredited institutions from using commissioned agents in international recruitment -- as many now do. Read more...

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‘An Unprecedented Attack’

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Hungarian Parliament passed a law Tuesday that Central European University says could force it to cease operations in the country. CEU officials have described the law as a targeted attack against the university, which was founded in 1991 by the liberal financier and philanthropist George Soros and has American and Hungarian accreditation and dual legal identities as CEU (American) and KEE (Hungarian). Read more...

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China Lets Australian Academic Return Home

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An Australian academic and permanent resident who had been barred from leaving China for more than a week while the government questioned him for unspecified national security-related reasons was able to fly home Sunday morning, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. Read more...

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New Law Imperils Central European University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Hungarian President János Áder signed into law Monday a bill that Central European University says could force it to close its campus in Budapest, Bloomberg reported. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in support of the university in what Bloomberg described as one of the largest anti-government rallies since Prime Minister Viktor Orbán took office in 2010. Read more...

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One Judge Rules in Trump's Favor on Travel Ban

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban in finding that the president’s past statements about banning the entry of Muslims do not disqualify him from exercising his broad powers on national security and immigration, The Washington Post reported. Read more...

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Scrutiny Ordered for Certain Visa Applicants

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Memos from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offer a first glimpse of what President Trump’s proposed “extreme vetting” of visa applicants will look like, Reuters and The New York Times reported Thursday. Read more...

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Indian Business Students Look to Canada

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Increasing numbers of Indian students are looking to study at Canadian business schools rather than in the U.S. and the U.K., The Financial Times reported. The article discusses the impact of the Trump presidency and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union on student choices and preferences. Read more...

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