Universities

ICE Report: 77% of 1.18 Million Foreign Students Studying in U.S. from Asia

A new report for the Student Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP) generated by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows that of the 1.18 million students from foreign countries studying at colleges and universities in the United States 77 percent are from Asia.

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Brazil Tries Facial Tests to Catch Race Fraudsters from Affirmative Action Benefits

In an extensive piece published this week, Foreign Policy explores the past year of attempts to implement affirmative action in the schools of Brazil, a nation with an extraordinary number of mixed-race citizens. Many of these, the report found, applied to affirmative action programs only to be rejected for being too white.

Brazilian schoolboys wave flags and cheer in front of the statue to Christ the Redeemer 30 October, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil, the only runner in the race, was officially unveiled as the 2014 World Cup host by FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Zurich Tuesday. The five-time world …

James Zumwalt: Raising a Generation of Overly-Protected “Bubble Children”

David Vetter, born in 1971 with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)—a hereditary disease dramatically weakening the immune system and incurable at the time—died at age twelve. Spending his short life living inside a plastic bubble that sought, unsuccessfully in the end, to protect him from the world of germs outside, he was dubbed “the bubble boy.”

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Barry University Bans Golf Team from Trump-Owned Golf Courses

Barry University, a private, Catholic university in Miami, Florida, has banned its student golf team — one of the best in the country — from all golf courses owned by Donald Trump due to the presidential candidate’s “campaign rhetoric.”

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Oregon Universities Hit Hard by Minimum Wage Hike

Now that the Oregon legislature has hiked the minimum wage, effective this July, colleges and universities in the state have a decision to make: hire fewer student employees, cut the school’s budget, or raise tuition.

Students walk out of a University of Oregon Board of Trustees meeting in Eugene, Ore., Friday, March 4, 2016, in protest after the board voted to increase tuition for the next school year. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP)

UK’s Academic Network Under Largest-Scale Cyber Attack Ever

The computer network that supports academic services at Britain’s universities has suffered its worst ever cyber attack, knocking out much of the network and seriously disrupting work at several institutions. The network, known as Janet, is responsible for running the

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Government Cracks Down On University Islamic Extremism

The government will give a deadline to universities to draw up plans to counter campus radicalisation and gender segregation. The Prime Minister will also challenge the National Union of Students (NUS) on their continuing opposition to the government’s counter terrorism

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