The Chronicle of Higher Education | Global http://chronicle.com/section/Global/433/ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:55:32 EST <![CDATA[UMass-Lowell Deal in Kuwait, Like Other Overseas Campuses, Banks on Partner]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150873/ http://chronicle.com/article/UMass-Lowell-Deal-in-Kuwait/150873/ The defense contractor Raytheon will provide $50-million to help cover operating costs over the first seven years.

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:55:46 EST
<![CDATA[House Panel Plans to Scrutinize U.S. Universities' Ties With China]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150319/ http://chronicle.com/article/House-Panel-Plans-to/150319/ By signing deals with China and building facilities there, are universities "accepting restrictions" on their core values? A member of Congress has questions.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:58:04 EST
<![CDATA[International-Student Numbers Continue Record-Breaking Growth]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/150049/ http://chronicle.com/article/International-Student-Numbers/150049/ But changes in the demographics of Chinese students, among other developments, may affect how American colleges recruit abroad.

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[3 Academics Forced to Seek Safety in the United States]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149769/ http://chronicle.com/article/3-Academics-Forced-to-Seek/149769/ The stories of three scholars show the growing threats to dissident intellectuals.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Scholars in Danger Join World's Refugees]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149777/ http://chronicle.com/article/Scholars-in-Danger-Join/149777/ Not since World War II have so many academics fled persecution.

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 00:01:00 EST
<![CDATA[Drive to Make Study Abroad Safer Could Stifle Colleges’ Overseas Programs]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149757/ http://chronicle.com/article/Drive-to-Make-Study-Abroad/149757/ New state and federal legislation, as well as a big payout in a liability lawsuit, raises concerns about whether students will be told to avoid destinations deemed risky.

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:55:35 EDT
<![CDATA[After Wellesley's Debate, a Push for Scrutiny of Overseas Ties]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/149027/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-Wellesleys-Debate-a/149027/ After a controversy last year, Wellesley College took a harder look at its global agreements. A pair of scholars want more colleges to do the same.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Missionary for the Liberal Arts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148519/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Missionary-for-the-Liberal/148519/ Bard College has become an unlikely champion of liberal education in countries known for their volatility and political upheaval.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Saving the Middle East's Past With Twitter and Other Online Tools]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/148373/ http://chronicle.com/article/Saving-the-Middle-Easts-Past/148373/ Archaeologists are using Facebook and YouTube, too, to document the destruction, with help from activists on the ground.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Christian University in Canada Wages Lonely Battle for a Law School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147919/ http://chronicle.com/article/Christian-University-in-Canada/147919/ Opponents say Trinity Western University’s faith statement is at odds with the country’s legal stance on gay rights.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Universities Strive to Make Sure Researchers Are Included in Global Efforts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147665/ http://chronicle.com/article/Universities-Strive-to-Make/147665/ But an "unfortunate gap" between international and research offices often hinders the growth of scientific ties abroad.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[State Department Moves to Better Align Academic Exchanges With Policy Goals]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147687/ http://chronicle.com/article/State-Department-Moves-to/147687/ But critics say the changes could come at the expense of the Fulbright program.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:01:58 EDT
<![CDATA[In Japan, Research Scandal Prompts Questions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147417/ http://chronicle.com/article/In-Japan-Research-Scandal/147417/ The biologist Haruko Obokata was on her way to academic stardom. Her fall has led to soul searching about gender equity and scientific quality.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Palestinian University Faces Criticism After Resignation of Professor]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147391/ http://chronicle.com/article/Palestinian-University-Faces/147391/ Al-Quds University said that did it not violate a faculty member’s academic freedom by not publicly backing his trip to Auschwitz.

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:04:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Accreditors Are Urged to Help Safeguard Academic Freedom Abroad]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147379/ http://chronicle.com/article/Accreditors-Are-Urged-to-Help/147379/ The exact role they can play is unclear, but Robert Quinn, of Scholars at Risk, says they should assist American colleges in navigating the tricky terrain of overseas partnerships.

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:56:43 EDT
<![CDATA[Almost a Decade After Fleeing Belarus, a University in Exile Is at a Crossroads]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147339/ http://chronicle.com/article/Almost-a-Decade-After-Fleeing/147339/ The European Humanities University was founded to help bring democracy to its homeland. But now some wonder if it’s time to refocus.

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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[World War I Conference in Sarajevo Triggers Ethnic Tensions]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/147195/ http://chronicle.com/article/World-War-I-Conference-in/147195/ "Some damned fool thing in the Balkans" would lead to a world war, Otto von Bismarck once predicted. A meeting proves that such pressures persist, even among scholars.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Iran Signals Support for Greater Freedom in Academe]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146885/ http://chronicle.com/article/Iran-Signals-Support-for/146885/ The changes could lead to new ties with American universities, but observers say Iranian higher education still faces tough restrictions.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:55:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Retention Is a Growing Issue as More International Students Come to U.S.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146807/ http://chronicle.com/article/Retention-Is-a-Growing-Issue/146807/ A survey finds they are dissatisfied with job support, financial aid, and other services.

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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:55:14 EDT
<![CDATA[Education Trends in East Asia Could Disrupt Flow of Students to U.S.]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146661/ http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Trends-in-East-Asia/146661/ A decline in the number of South Korean students could signal a slowdown in the lucrative pipeline from China.

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Mon, 19 May 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Disabled Chinese Students Face Many Barriers to Higher Education]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146459/ http://chronicle.com/article/Disabled-Chinese-Students-Face/146459/ China has made some efforts to accommodate those with disabilities, but advocates say it has a long way to go.

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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Germany's Clean-Energy Push Fuels Interdisciplinary Focus]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146367/ http://chronicle.com/article/Germanys-Clean-Energy-Push/146367/ The effort to make the country reliant on renewable energy has led to big changes at universities.

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Mon, 05 May 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Professor and the Prisoner]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146183/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Professorthe-Prisoner/146183/ A scholar’s beliefs took her from Canada to Guantanamo and, she says, closer to the spirit of a liberal education.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[FBI Movie Warns Students Going Abroad of Being Drawn Into ‘Game of Pawns’]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146219/ http://chronicle.com/article/FBI-Movie-Warns-Students-Going/146219/ The law-enforcement agency says more American study-abroad participants are being targeted by foreign intelligence services.

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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:56:08 EDT
<![CDATA[At Black Colleges, Internationalization Raises Special Concerns]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/146079/ http://chronicle.com/article/At-Black-Colleges/146079/ Even as they try to send more students abroad and internationalize their campuses, some leaders wonder if such efforts may divert them from their core missions.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Encourage Tolerance, a Palestinian Professor Once Trained as a Guerrilla Teaches the Holocaust]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/145877/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Encourage-Tolerance-a/145877/ Despite his militant background, Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi is fighting to increase understanding between Palestinians and Israelis.

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:00:00 EDT