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Chinese students defiant as university charter cuts 'freedom of thought'

Shanghai - A top Chinese university has removed references to "freedom of thought" from its charter, triggering a rare act of student defiance, while two other institutions added language stressing fealty to President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party.

Meet Jon Urbanchek: Veteran Olympic and university swimming coach Special

Veteran Olympic and university swimming coach Jon Urbanchek is a living legend in the pool deck. He chatted with Digital Journal about his new role as the national team technical advisor for USA Swimming.

Meet Jack Bauerle: Olympic swimming and university coach Special

Olympic swimming and university coach Jack Bauerle chatted with Digital Journal. A 2019 Golden Goggle nominee, Bauerle coaches nine athletes on the 2019 to 2020 U.S. national team, which include Andrew Wilson, Olivia Smoliga, Nic Fink, and Chase Kalisz.

On Hong Kong campus, elusive protesters and an uncertain future

Fpo - Staff at one of Hong Kong's top universities picked through the chaotic aftermath of a violent occupation by protesters for a second day Wednesday as the school searches for elusive holdouts -- and a way forward for a devastated institution.

Australian universities adopt foreign interference guidelines

Sydney - Australia announced measures to combat foreign interference at its universities Thursday, setting new guidelines around the key areas of research collaboration, cybersecurity, and international partnerships.

China slams 'sinister intentions' of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims, and called on Washington to withdraw the measure.

China slams 'sinister intentions' of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims, and called on Washington to withdraw the measure.

Q&A: Huge increase in cyber attacks against colleges reported Special

Cyberattacks against colleges and universities are increasing dramatically, and school officials are often completely unprepared to deal with these attacks. A security expert at Jenzabar, provides some insight.

Student lay dead in New Zealand university dorm for two months

Wellington - A teenager lay dead in his campus dorm room for up to two months, a New Zealand university said Thursday, with the young man's body only discovered after fellow residents complained of the smell.

Cobalt Dickens attacks on rise and aimed at universities Special

A new Cobalt Dickens phishing campaign has been targeting universities. To understand the implications behind this, security expert Peter Goldstein, CTO and co-founder of Valimail provides some analysis.

Q&A: Universities need to prioritize protecting students' data Special

Many education institutions have suffered from major data breaches. Such breaches affect the personal identifiable information of students. This places a responsibility on academia to do more to protect students' data, explains a leading expert.

MIT professor quits in protest over lab links to Epstein

New York - The head of a research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has said he will quit in protest after the revelation of financial ties between the institution and disgraced hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein.

Six dead in IS-claimed blast at Kabul military academy

Kabul - At least six people were killed and 16 more wounded in a suicide blast outside a military academy in the Afghan capital on Thursday, an official said.

Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

Apo - A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said Tuesday, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

New York - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among dozens indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

New York - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

New York - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.

Variety is key for anxiety-reducing meditation at universities

Waterloo - Attending university can be a stressful experience for many and lowering anxiety helps with the student experience. A new Canadian study finds that variety is important to nudge large groups of students to engage in anxiety-relieving behaviour.

Q&A: Why higher education needs data analytics Special

Many universities still are not embracing data analytics, and are instead making huge decisions based not on data, but on their gut or historical trends. Yet data analytics can assist with an array of higher-ed services.

Sudan army says will not allow state to collapse amid protest

Khartoum - Sudan's army said Wednesday it will not allow the state to collapse amid nationwide protests, as the defence minister warned of a "plot" to trigger insecurity in the African nation.

Egypt university overturns expulsion of student over hug

Apo - An Egyptian university has overturned its decision to expel a male student over hugging his female friend on campus, in an incident that sparked controversy in the conservative country.

Egypt university scraps expulsion of student over hug

Apo - Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Monday overturned a decision to expel a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague, after the country's top Muslim cleric intervened in her favour.

Egypt university expels female student for hugging male friend

Apo - Egypt's Al-Azhar university on Sunday said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of undermining the school's reputation.

UK universities would take 'decades' to recover from no-deal Brexit, leaders warn

London - British university leaders warned on Friday that leaving the European Union without an official deal would be "one of the biggest threats our universities have ever faced.

Anti-Semitic slurs target New York professor's office

New York - New York police were Thursday investigating swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs spray painted outside the office of a professor who researches the Holocaust at Columbia University.

Top Chinese university warns students to avoid activism

Bejing - One of China's top universities has warned students they face arrest if they associate with a labour-rights organisation that has drawn support in a recent surge of Chinese campus activism.

Brazil high court against police action in public universities

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that military police should not intervene on public university campuses, after they launched campus operations against students who oppose far-right president elect Jair Bolsonaro.

US student challenges Israeli entry ban in court

Apo - A US student banned from entering Israel for allegedly having supported a pro-Palestinian boycott of the country appeared in court on Thursday to challenge the decision.

Accused of plagiarism, Spain PM recognises 'error' in book

Salzburg - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Thursday acknowledged an "error" in a book of his which reportedly reproduces parts of a diplomat's speech without referencing him, just a week after being accused of plagiarising his thesis.

Spain's new conservative leader in degree scandal

Madrid - Spain's conservative Popular Party (PP), freshly ousted from power over a series of corruption cases, has been hit by another scandal as new leader Pablo Casado stands accused of getting a Masters degree as a "gift.
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