12 janvier 2020

Florida Lawmakers Probe Foreign Research Funding

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Florida legislators have launched their own probe into federal funding for research universities, the first such inquiry at the state level, Science reported. More...

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Iran Frees Princeton Graduate Student

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Iran freed a Princeton University graduate student who was arrested in 2016, The New York Times reported. Xiyue Wang, who was arrested while in Iran to study Farsi and conduct archival research for his dissertation, had been handed a 10-year sentence for espionage. U.S. officials deny that Wang was a spy. More...

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A Fake University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. International students say they were recruited by the University of Farmington -- set up by the U.S. government as part of a sting operation focused on student visa fraud -- after their institutions lost accreditation. Some blame the government for setting the students up. More...

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Monks Sue Saint Anselm College

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Monks at Saint Anselm College have sued the Roman Catholic institution, asking the court to prohibit the trustees from changing the college's bylaws without the consent of the monks, whose Benedictine order founded the university, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. More...

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Russian Court Orders Deportation of SUNY Buffalo Group

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Russian court ordered the deportation of five Americans affiliated with the State University of New York at Buffalo for violating the terms of their visas, Reuters reported. The court said that the Americans entered on tourist visas but had given a lecture at a local university. More...

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Official: Foreign Gift Investigation Found 'Disturbing Facts'

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Federal investigations into whether six universities are complying with a law requiring disclosure of gifts and contracts from foreign sources have “revealed disturbing facts,” Reed D. Rubinstein, the principal deputy general counsel, said in a Nov. 27 letter to the head of the U.S. Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. More...

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College on the Range

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A conservative Catholic college in Wyoming educates students in great books, horsemanship and other outdoors skills and bans cellphones on campus. It also turned down federal funding. More...

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Chinese University Drops 'Freedom of Thought' From Charter

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A leading Chinese university deleted the phrase “freedom of thought” from its charter and added a clause pledging allegiance to the Chinese Communist Party, The Washington Post reported. More...

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Columbia Starts Scholarship for Refugees, Displaced Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Columbia University announced a new universitywide scholarship for refugees and other displaced students. The scholarship will fund full tuition and housing and living expenses for up to 30 students annually to attend undergraduate or graduate programs across the university. More...

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Survey: 91% of Researchers in Arab Nations Want to Emigrate

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Ninety-one percent of researchers working in Arab countries would like to emigrate to another nation for a permanent academic position, according to a new survey by Al-Fanar, a publication that covers higher education in the Middle East. More...

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