31 octobre 2018

‘A Global Crisis of Attacks’

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Annual globally focused report documents nearly 300 "attacks" on higher education, including violent assaults against campuses or individual scholars, killings of student protesters, cases of imprisonment or criminal prosecution, and restrictions on academic travel. More...

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Legal Challenge to 'Unlawful Presence' Policy

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Colleges challenge a new U.S. policy that makes it easier for international students to face future three- or 10-year bars on re-entry. More...

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‘Enough Is Enough’

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Unable to continue operating in an increasingly illiberal Hungary, Central European University says it will be forced to move its U.S. degree programs to Vienna unless the Hungarian government agrees to a last-minute deal. More...

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Objections to SUNY Event With Turkish Partner

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Middle East studies scholars are objecting to a panel event the State University of New York is cosponsoring this Friday with Turkey’s Council of Higher Education, a supervisory body that goes by the Turkish acronym YÖK. More...

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Cutting Ties

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Cornell University has suspended a partnership with a Chinese university because of academic freedom concerns. More...

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Outrage Over Political Veto of Grants in Australia

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. University and scholarly groups across Australia are outraged by the revelation that a former education minister secretly vetoed more than 4 million Australian dollars' worth of humanities research grants (about $2.84 million) that had been peer reviewed and recommended for funding by the Australian Research Council, The Australian reported. More...

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Report Focuses on Chinese Military Ties to Foreign Universities

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institutes says that visiting scientists from the People’s Liberation Army work in high-tech fields such as quantum physics, signal processing, cryptography, navigation technology and autonomous vehicles. More...

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Chinese Companies Seek to Buy U.S. Campuses

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. When a Chinese company seeks to buy an American music college, opponents of the sale raise academic freedom concerns. Over the last several years, Chinese buyers have purchased a number of campuses in the U.S. More...

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Statements on Professor Who Wouldn't Write Recommendation

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The American Association of University Professors’ Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance sent a letter to the University of Michigan’s president on Tuesday expressing concern that the university did not seem to have followed AAUP standards in punishing a tenured professor who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study abroad in Israel. More...

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Hungary Officially Ends Gender Studies Programs

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Hungary has removed gender studies from a list of approved master's programs following publication of a government decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Friday, the Hungarian news site 444.hu reported. Students who are already enrolled in gender studies programs will be permitted to continue their studies. More...

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