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January 18, 2018
The University of Toronto announced that starting this fall it is reducing its tuition rate for most international Ph.D. students to the lower rate paid by domestic students. Because Ph.D. students typically get four- to five-year funding packages covering the cost of their tuition and fees, the practical effect for students will be felt when those funding packages run out.
January 18, 2018
A Thai military court has dropped charges against an 84-year-old historian accused of insulting the monarchy, the Associated Press reported.
January 16, 2018
UT Austin says it will not accept funding from a foundation after concerns were raised about its connections to the Chinese Communist Party.
January 15, 2018
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, made a $33 million gift to the TheDream.US for college scholarships for immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers. The gift, which TheDream.US said was the largest in its history, will fund 1,000 scholarships for undocumented immigrants who graduate from American high schools with protected status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
January 15, 2018
In response to a court order, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed processing applications for renewals under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children authorization to work and protection against deportation.
January 9, 2018
American University of Malta undertakes mass firings of faculty. The start-up institution, run by a for-profit company with no track record in higher education, has struggled to find students and is mired in environmental and political controversy in Malta.
January 3, 2018
Scholars and political leaders describe increasing concerns about Chinese government influence over teaching and research in the U.S. and Australia.
January 3, 2018
Taiwan’s highest court has ordered a dentist to pay nearly $1 million to his mother, who paid for the cost of his dental training, The New York Times reported.
December 22, 2017
Concept may have been the most ambitious plan by a foreign university to build a branch campus in the U.S.
December 22, 2017
A Western-style university in Russia is hamstrung as authorities keep denying its license to teach.

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October 30, 2017
Many victims’ rights and civil rights groups are reserving judgment on Trump’s pick to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, but advocates for Palestinian rights say his appointment could chill campus speech critical of Israel.
May 26, 2017
Decision says the administration’s policy discriminates unconstitutionally on the basis of religion.
May 29, 2015
15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.
November 21, 2014
President expands his temporary protected status for "Dreamers" and seeks to expand temporary work authorization program for international graduates of American universities. 
October 10, 2013
Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?
July 30, 2009
Middlebury burns biomass, UNC Chapel Hill (re)claims a new water supply, and Michigan State relies on environmental stewards.
February 15, 2008
Former graduate student opened fire in a lecture hall before turning the gun on himself.
May 23, 2007
Congress seems poised to expand tuition tax breaks for students, but will colleges be taxed more to pay for them?
April 20, 2007
In wake of Virginia Tech shootings, colleges respond to wave of copycat bomb scares with extra attention.
April 17, 2007
A killing spree leaves 33 dead, a shocked campus, and questions about security.

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