05 juillet 2019

Plan or Pipe Dream?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. India's new draft national education policy lays out an ambitious agenda for transformation, but experts are skeptical about whether the proposed massive increases in expenditures will be forthcoming. More...

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NIH Official Cites 'Egregious' Violations of Foreign Funding Rules

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A senior official at the National Institutes of Health said that the number of cases in which universities have fired faculty due to alleged violations of NIH rules exceeds the five cases that are publicly known, and said universities have repaid the agency "hundreds of thousands of dollars" in grant money as a result of the violations, according to Science Insider. More...

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Supreme Court Blocks Census Citizenship Question, for Now

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the addition of a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census on the grounds that the explanation offered by the Department of Commerce for the action "seems to have been contrived." Many social science groups opposed the addition of the question, which they argued would discourage immigrants from responding and lead to an undercount of the U.S. population. More...

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Supreme Court to Take Up DACA

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to take up the question of whether the Trump administration acted legally in trying to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a program established by the Obama administration that shields certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and also provides an avenue through which they can legally work. More...

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Peace Petition Signatories Face Continued Prosecutions

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Criminal prosecutions continue in Turkey against signatories of the Academics for Peace petition. Rights groups call the prosecutions a violation of their freedom of expression. More...

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Census Won't Ask About Citizenship

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Trump administration said it would print forms for the 2020 census without a question about citizenship, The New York Times reported. More...

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Japan to Tighten Rules for Enrolling Foreign Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Japan’s education ministry and immigration agency said they would tighten rules around the enrollment of foreign students after a university was found to have lost contact with more than 1,600 international students, The Japan Times reported. More...

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Lawyer Admits Client's Guilt in Killing of Visiting Scholar

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The defense attorney for a former University of Illinois graduate student accused of killing a visiting scholar from China in April 2017 admitted his client’s guilt as the trial started on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reported. More...

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Foreign Students Face Delays in Work Authorizations

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Many international students are finding themselves unable to start their summer jobs or internships due to delays in processing their applications for work authorization under the optional practical training, or OPT, program, which allows international students to temporarily work in the U.S. after graduation, The New York Times reported. More...

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Education Dept. Launches Inquiry on Foreign Gifts

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Department of Education has opened an investigation into whether Georgetown and Texas A&M Universities have fully disclosed foreign gifts and contracts they have with foreign entities to the federal government, the Associated Press reported. More...

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