23 août 2019

In the U.K., a Surge in Chinese Applicants

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The number of Chinese students applying for undergraduate study in the United Kingdom jumped by 30 percent this year, according to data released Thursday by the Universities and Colleges Admission Service, a centralized admission service for U.K. higher education. More...

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Survey Looks at Study Abroad Crime Rates

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A study of self-reported criminal victimization rates among study abroad students found that victimization rates were generally low, but they were moderate to high in regard to incidents of sexual harassment, unwanted touching and property theft (without force). More...

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Police: American Scientist was Raped, Killed in Crete

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A man has confessed to abducting, raping and killing an American scientist who was in Crete for an academic conference, The Washington Post reported, citing Greek authorities. More...

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French-Iranian Academic Arrested in Iran

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An anthropologist at Paris’s prestigious Sciences Po University with dual French and Iranian nationality has been arrested and denied contact with French consular officials in Iran, France 24 reported, citing France’s foreign ministry. More...

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Misunderstanding in $11.6 Million Campus Purchase?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The purchasers of a shuttered college campus in Nashua, N.H., mistakenly thought they were buying an operating college, according to the city’s mayor, the Union Leader reported. The campus of the former Daniel Webster College was purchased by a Chinese entity for $11.6 million in 2017. More...

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Collapse of U.S. Government Project at U of Ghana

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The collapse of a public-private expansion project at the University of Ghana backed by the U.S. government represented a setback for American efforts to counter China’s investment influence in Africa, The Wall Street Journal reported. More...

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Bombing at Kabul University Kills 8

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenA bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 33, according to the Associated Press, which cited police and health officials. More...

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Students Sue Over Canceled SAT Scores

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenEgyptian students challenge cancellation of their SAT scores for test security reasons, saying they were not given evidence or opportunity to appeal. College Board says evidence was "overwhelming." More...

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To Be Test Optional or Not to Be, for International Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. As more colleges make submission of SAT or ACT scores optional, the decision on whether to require scores from international applicants can raise a different set of issues. More...

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No Passage to Palestinian Universities

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Birzeit University joins two human rights groups to challenge Israeli visa policies that they say are blocking foreign faculty from coming to the West Bank to teach -- or forcing them to leave. More...

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