09 octobre 2017

Cambridge Press Changes Course on Chinese Censorship Request

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Facing intense criticism for caving to censors, Cambridge University Press restores access to more than 300 journal articles it had blocked in China -- but the problem for publishers isn’t going away. Chinese authorities also try to block articles from another journal. More...

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U.S. Reduces Visa Processing in Russia

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The U.S. Embassy in Russia is suspending all nonimmigrant visa operations beginning Wednesday, Aug. 23, “as a result of the Russian government’s personnel cap imposed on the U.S. mission,” the embassy said. Beginning Sept. 1 visa interviews will resume, but only in Moscow. Nonimmigrant-visa interviews at U.S. consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok are suspended indefinitely. More...

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LexisNexis Pulls 2 Products Out of China

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. LexisNexis said it withdrew an academic research database and a business information service from the Chinese market in March after being asked to remove content, Reuters reported. More...

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Lecturer in Australia Criticized for Teaching on Taiwan, Hong Kong

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A lecturer at the University of New Castle, in Australia, has come under criticism in the media after Chinese students complained about the use of teaching materials that referred to Taiwan and Hong Kong as separate countries, The Australian reported. More...

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U.S. to Restrict Visas in Four Countries

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Trump administration will impose visa sanctions on four countries that refuse to take back their citizens when the U.S. seeks to deport them, CNN reported. Citizens of the four countries -- Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone – will be subject to restrictions on visas. More...

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Ontario Proposes a French-Language University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The government of Ontario is proposing to create the province’s first French-language university and will introduce legislation to this effect in the coming months. According to the government’s announcement, Ontario is home to 611,500 Francophones, the largest Francophone population in Canada outside Quebec. More...

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Chinese Universities Seek Tighter Control of Faculty

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenChinese universities are tightening their ideological control of faculty members’ views, with seven top-tier universities having established “teachers’ affairs departments” to oversee the ideological and political views of professors, the South China Morning Post reported. More...

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#YouAreWelcomeHere

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenEastern Michigan University displays banners of 108 of its international students on campus as part of a national campaign to convey “You Are Welcome Here.” More...

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England’s ‘Access Agreements’ as Model for U.S.

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The U.S. should “seriously consider” adopting the English practice of entering into mandatory “access agreements” in order to expand access to higher education, argues a new working paper, “English and American Higher Education Access and Completion Policy Regimes: Similarities, Differences and Possible Lessons.” The report also argues that the U.S. should expand its use of income-contingent loans and follow England’s lead in providing prospective students with nationally comparative data about student experience, satisfaction and income returns at the level of individual programs. More...

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‘Fanny Hill’ Dropped From U of London Syllabus

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A 270-year-old erotic novel has been dropped from an 18th-century literature course syllabus for fear of offending students, The Times of London reported. Judith Hawley, a professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, said the book, Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, was dropped after consultation with students. Fanny Hill, which was written by John Cleland and published in 1748, is considered to be the first erotic novel written in English. More...

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