25 septembre 2018

The Right to a Recommendation?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. University of Michigan professor refuses to write on behalf of student hoping to study in Israel. Are such letters a professional responsibility or subject to faculty members' political views. More...

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A Costa Rican Campus

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Texas Tech opens new campus in Costa Rica in collaboration with a multinational banking, hospitality and real estate company. More...

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George Washington Defends Research After Trump's Tweets

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health defended its study on Hurricane Maria-related mortality rates in Puerto Rico on Thursday after President Trump falsely said on Twitter that an estimated death toll of around 3,000 was manufactured by Democrats who wanted to make him look bad. More...

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Gauging China's 'Influence and Interference' in U.S. Higher Ed

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Report catalogs alleged complaints and interventions by embassy officials or individual students on American campuses. But can a compendium of concerning incidents encourage stereotyping. More...

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HBCU Students Abroad

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. As HBCUs seek to grow study abroad, they send students to a more diverse mix of destinations outside traditional student stomping grounds in Europe. More...

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EU Acts Against Hungary, Citing Academic Freedom

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The European Parliament took the unprecedented step Wednesday of approving a proposal calling on European Union member states to determine whether Hungary is at risk of breaching the union's founding values -- the first step toward possible sanctions against the country. More...

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Self-Censorship and China

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An article in The New Republic examines the issue of self-censorship among scholars who study China and U.S. universities that want to stay in good standing with Beijing. The article includes allegations that in 2015 Columbia University canceled several talks at its global center in Beijing that were deemed politically sensitive. More...

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Taiwan Events Canceled After Chinese Objections

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Salamanca recently published an article on her blog alleging that the Spanish university canceled events celebrating “Taiwan Cultural Days” last fall after receiving an email from the Chinese embassy objecting to the events. Under the “one-China” policy, Beijing considers Taiwan to be a rightful part of China. More...

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Judge Keeps DACA in Place

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A federal judge declined to order an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while emphasizing he believes the program created by former President Obama is unconstitutional, the Associated Press reported. More...

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Repressive Experiences 'Rare but Real' in China Studies

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. First-of-its-kind survey of China scholars seeks to quantify just how frequently they encounter repressive actions by the Chinese state intended to stop or circumscribe their research. A majority say self-censorship is a problem. More...

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