02 août 2018

Should Universities Sever Ties With ICE?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Protests and petitions call on universities to end their contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More...

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Growth in Foreign Student Work Program Slows

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The number of international students staying in the U.S. to work through the optional practical training program increased in 2017 but at a lower rate than in recent years, according to a new analysis of government data from the Pew Research Center. More...

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Study: Foreign STEM Students Prefer U.S.-Based Postdocs

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. International students in chemistry prefer to stay in the U.S. for postdoctoral research positions, according to a new working paper available from the National Bureau of Economic Research, “Will the U.S. Keep the Best and the Brightest (as Post-Docs)? Career and Location Preferences of Foreign STEM Ph.Ds.” More...

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Defense Bill Restricts Funds for Colleges With Confucius Institutes

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A $717 billion defense spending bill sent by the Senate to President Trump for his signature Wednesday prohibits the use of appropriated funds for Chinese language instruction provided by a Confucius Institute or by a Chinese language program at a college or university that hosts a Confucius Institute. More...

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Does Huawei's Research Funding Pose a Threat?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The head of a Chinese telecommunications company has fired back after lawmakers sent a letter last week to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking her to investigate ties between the company and American universities on the grounds that research partnerships “may pose a significant threat to national security.” More...

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Closures of China-Foreign Programs

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. China's Ministry of Education approves the termination of more than 200 Chinese-foreign partnerships. An expert says it's a cumulative list of all terminations since 2006. More...

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Can a $49 English Test Pass Muster?

HomeBy Greg Toppo. Can a $49, AI-enabled, take-anywhere English skills test -- created by the developer of a free smartphone language app -- disrupt the crowded world of higher ed language assessment. More...

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Humboldt State, Facing Deficit, Drops Football

HomeBy Greg Toppo. Humboldt State University will discontinue its football program after the 2018 season to help trim its deficit, the university announced on its website. Humboldt, one of 23 campuses in the California State University System, said on Wednesday that the move is part of an effort to cut spending by $9 million and balance its budget by the 2020-21 academic year. More...

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Academics Pitching Practical Research

HomeBy Greg Toppo. For academic researchers, seed funding competitions open opportunities that were once the province of young app developers and M.B.A.s. More...

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Stable Outlook for College Equestrian Programs

HomeBy Greg Toppo. Randolph College folded its expensive equestrian program amid declining popularity among prospective students. What's happening with other college programs. More...

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