23 août 2019

West Virginia Reauthorizes Wheeling

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission conditionally approved an annual reauthorization for Wheeling University Friday, two weeks after delaying a decision because the Roman Catholic institution placed two of its top leaders on administrative leave. More...

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Bible College Calls Off Presidential Transition After 2 Months

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Lancaster Bible College has scrapped a planned presidential transition just two months after naming a candidate to replace its leader of almost 21 years. More...

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More Investigations Into Foreign Gift Reporting

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Department of Education opened investigations into two more universities regarding their compliance with federal requirements that they report foreign gifts and contracts valued at $250,000 or more. According to the Associated Press, the department has opened investigations into Cornell and Rutgers Universities, in addition to previously reported investigations of Georgetown and Texas A&M Universities. More...

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Trump Drops Push to Add Census Citizenship Question

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. President Trump on Thursday backed off his efforts to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census, instead announcing that he will sign an executive order directing agencies to provide the Department of Commerce with all information they have on citizenship and immigration status, National Public Radio reported. More...

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Deep Cuts in Puerto Rico

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Alaska isn't the only place facing deep cuts to public funding. The University of Puerto Rico's annual appropriation has fallen by $333 million over three years. More...

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Warwick Apologizes for Handling of Rape Threats

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The vice chancellor of Warwick University, in England, apologized for the university’s handling of complaints from female students regarding rape threats after an independent review faulted the university’s response, the BBC reported. More...

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Student Deported From North Korea Denies Spying Allegation

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An Australian student who was deported from North Korea for allegedly spying dismissed the allegation and said it was "pretty obviously" false, The New York Times reported. More...

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Foreign Gifts Under Scrutiny

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. As Education Department opens investigations into whether universities complied with law requiring federal reporting of foreign gifts and contracts, colleges call for more clarity on what the law requires. More...

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Kabul University Lecturer Accused of Recruiting for ISIS

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A lecturer at Afghanistan's Kabul University was arrested on the suspicion that he was recruiting students to join the Islamic State, Stars and Stripes reported, citing the country's National Directorate of Security. More...

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Trump Presses for Census Citizenship Question

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Justice Department officials reversed course Friday and told a federal judge they would continue to seek the addition of a question on citizenship to the 2020 census -- but said they didn’t know what rationale they would offer, The New York Times reported. More...

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