23 août 2019

International Students Report Worries About Gun Violence

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A quarter of international students attending U.S. colleges report worrying about gun violence at their institution, while 37 percent say they worry about gun violence in the local community, according to a new survey of current international students and recent graduates conducted by the credential evaluation organization World Education Services that garnered 1,921 responses. More...

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Building Capacity for More Study Abroad

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Colleges are looking for ways to increase student participation rates in study abroad programs and to target particular populations that haven't historically studied overseas. More...

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Highly Educated Young People at Core of Hong Kong Protests

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Students and university-educated young people are playing central roles in the protests in Hong Kong. More...

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Court Victory for Foreign Students Enrolled in Fake College

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Their immigration statuses were canceled for enrolling in a fake college that the government set up to nab alleged visa fraudsters. Now they've won the right to challenge the blanket finding that they were willing participants in the fraud. More...

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Ph.D. Student Prevented From Leaving Egypt

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. In the Aug. 14 letter, MESA’s Committee on Academic Freedom said it appears that suspicions about the purpose and nature of Salem’s dissertation research prompted his arrest and detention. More...

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What Chinese Students in the U.S. Are Reading

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenThe New Yorker published a feature article about College Daily, an online, Chinese-language publication widely read by Chinese students in the U.S. College Daily, which has 30 staffers in Beijing and 15 in New York, publishes a mix of what The New Yorker describes as “Chinese news delivered with nationalistic overtones; tabloid tales of Chinese students living overseas (sex, drugs, murders and missing women appear frequently); and news from the U.S. and the celebrity world.” More...

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Russian Scientists Instructed to Report on Foreign Colleagues

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. New recommendations from Russia's Ministry of Science and Higher Education instruct scientists to seek advance permission to meet with foreign colleagues and to report on those meetings, The New York Times reported. More...

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Hong Kong Students Call for 2-Week Class Boycott

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Student leaders at 10 Hong Kong universities have called for their fellow students to skip classes for the first two weeks of the fall term in response to mass protests that started this summer, the Associated Press reported. The student leaders said they would escalate their action if their demands are not met by Hong Kong's Beijing-backed chief executive by Sept. 13. More...

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Professor Indicted for Alleged Undisclosed Chinese Links

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Kansas professor faces federal fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose a full-time appointment at a Chinese university held while receiving government research grants. The indictment comes amid rising tension over Chinese scholars and security. More...

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Morehouse College Launches Effort to Reduce Student Debt

HomeBy Marjorie Valbrun. Morehouse College in Atlanta is launching a new fundraising and research initiative to curb student loan debt and help graduates build careers unburdened by heavy debt. More...

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