02 avril 2019

How Dormitories Have Evolved

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. How have residential spaces for college students changed? An art historian discusses her new book on the topic. More...

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Can Chapel Hill Take a Joke With a Point?

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. University removed a student's satire website on race relations -- and restored it only after faced with legal pressure. More...

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Letter: 'Racial Profiling Harms Science'

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenA letter published in Science Thursday from several groups of Chinese or Chinese American scientists registers concerns about what the writers describe as “the recent political rhetoric and policies that single out students and scholars of Chinese descent working in the United States as threats to U.S. national interests.” More...

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Compromising Conference Locations

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Members of Asian studies group debate whether to continue holding conferences in Asia after India barred Pakistanis from participating in a conference in New Delhi. More...

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Professor Suspended After Criticizing China’s Leadership

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A constitutional law professor who wrote a series of essays critical of China’s leadership has been suspended from teaching at Tsinghua University, one of China’s leading universities, the Financial Times reported. More...

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Suggestions to Counter Academic Freedom Threats From China

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Human Rights Watch on Thursday released a 12-point code of conduct to help colleges counter Chinese government efforts to undermine academic freedom abroad. The proposed code of conduct is based on interviews with more than 100 academics, graduate students and administrators at universities in Australia, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. More...

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Agreement for Westminster Choir College Sale Raises Concerns

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Opponents of Rider University’s planned sale of Westminster Choir College to a Chinese education company say the newly released purchase agreement undermines Rider’s public promises that the company will continue to operate the Princeton, N.J.-based choir college for at least 10 years after the sale. More...

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The Complicated Politics of Chinese Students Abroad

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Panelists at Asian studies conference discuss the dynamics that accompany large influxes of Chinese students abroad. More...

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Conference Visa Woes… in Canada

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Some have suggested moving academic conferences to Canada to get around U.S. visa policies that, among other things, bar individuals from a group of Muslim-majority countries from entering the country. But when it comes to visa problems, holding an academic conference in Canada isn’t a panacea. More...

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Organizer: Chinese Officials Sought to Cancel Event

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Chinese officials pressured a human rights institute affiliated with Concordia University, in Montreal, to cancel a talk involving a Uighur activist, according to an organizer of the event, Canada Radio International reported. The event proceeded as scheduled despite the pressure. More...

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