09 octobre 2017

Deal Keeps Open McDaniel's Hungary Campus

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Maryland state and Hungarian governments signed an agreement Friday that will allow McDaniel College’s campus in Budapest to stay open after the April passage of a new Hungarian law on foreign branch campuses, The Baltimore Sun reported. Passage of the law has been widely seen as an attack by Hungary’s right-wing government on Central European University, an American-accredited institution that was founded by financier George Soros. More...

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Reaching Refugees

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The university, which is known for its online programs and its competency-based degrees, says the $10 million in funding will allow it to begin programming for refugees at four additional sites, including in Kenya, Lebanon and two additional locations to be determined. More...

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Questions Raised on Foreign Student Proposal

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Twelve higher education associations this week registered “serious concern” about a proposal under consideration at the Department of Homeland Security that would require international students to reapply annually for permission to stay in the U.S. More...

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What Is a Wounded Professor Owed?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A professor injured in last August’s attack on the American University of Afghanistan is seeking workers’ compensation benefits for his injuries. More...

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North Korea Travel Ban Would Hurt University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The State Department said Friday it would ban U.S. citizens from traveling to North Korea due to what a spokeswoman described as “mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention,” the Los Angeles Times reported. More...

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Racist Posters Target Chinese Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Racist posters aimed at Chinese students were posted at two universities in Melbourne, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and The New York Times reported. The fliers, written in simplified Chinese characters and found on the first day of the semester, said that Chinese people were prohibited from entering and that those who did could be prosecuted or deported. More...

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Ready to Go Expat?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Britain, Canada, France and Germany all launch funding programs to recruit foreign researchers. Will they succeed in capitalizing on perceptions of the U.S. as a less attractive place for research. More...

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Trump Acts to Allow Entry of Afghan Robotics Team

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An all-girl robotics team from Afghanistan whose members had been denied visas to travel to the U.S. for a competition will be able to come after President Trump intervened on their behalf, Politico reported. More...

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DHS Head Won’t Commit to Defending DACA

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenU.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly told Democrats of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that he could not commit to the Trump administration defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provides protection against deportation and two-year renewable work permits for certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, CNN reported. More...

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‘Sweeping Actions’ in Turkey Are Condemned

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenThe advocacy and scholars’ protection organization Scholars at Risk sent a letter to Turkish government officials Thursday and issued a public appeal for letters on its website expressing its grave concern “about the continuation of sweeping actions against Turkey’s higher education sector, including prolonged detentions, prosecutions, dismissals and travel restrictions affecting thousands of higher education professionals.” More...

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