27 octobre 2019

Fewer Chinese Students at Many Campuses

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The number of students from China who attend American colleges and universities more than quadrupled over a decade, fueled by an unprecedented boom in Chinese students going overseas for their undergraduate study. But now some colleges that had come to count on the steadily growing stream of full-tuition-paying students from China are seeing those numbers begin to contract. More...

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After Brexit Vote, British Share of E.U. Science Funding Declined

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The United Kingdom’s share of European Union research funding has fallen by 28 percent since 2015, before voters in Britain approved a referendum to exit the E.U., according to a newly published analysis of the impact of Brexit uncertainty on British science from the Royal Society, a leading scientific group. More...

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The Loan Landscape for International Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. An industry emerges to issue loans to international students. Interest rates are high, but the companies say they are filling an unmet need and expanding access. More...

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Canceled Course Renews Academic Freedom Concerns

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Yale report finds no violation of academic freedom in the cancellation of a course on dissent at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. Experts say the incident points to tensions surrounding academic freedom in countries with limited political freedoms. More...

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Another Investigation Into Disclosure of Foreign Gifts

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Department of Education is investigating whether the University of Maryland at College Park complied with a law requiring disclosure of foreign gifts and contracts, The Washington Post reported. More...

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Middle East Studies Program Comes Under Federal Scrutiny

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Education Department inquiry into Middle East studies program jointly operated by Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill raises academic freedom concerns. More...

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6% of Seminarians Report Sexual Harassment

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Six percent of Roman Catholic seminarians say they have personally experienced some form of sexual harassment, abuse or misconduct at their institution, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life. Eighty-eight percent of seminarians say they have not experienced sexual harassment, abuse or misconduct, while 4 percent say they may have experienced it but are not sure. More...

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Iranian Students Report Last-Minute Visa Revocations

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. At least a dozen Iranian students who were headed to U.S. universities to start graduate programs in engineering and computer science say their visas were revoked at the last minute, The New York Times reported. More...

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New Report on Academic Freedom and China

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. “Obstacles to Excellence: Academic Freedom and China’s Quest for World-Class Universities,” a new report from the Scholars at Risk Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, focuses on restrictions on academic freedom both within mainland China and with regards to Chinese university collaborations with foreign institutions. More...

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‘Hope Is the Thing With Feathers’

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Palestinian refugee student who was initially denied entry to the U.S. to attend Harvard University came here with the help of the Hope Fund. The program is helping more than 50 Palestinian students attend U.S. colleges this year. More...

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