Who are the international applicants?

New study by the Common Application reveals that many of them are wealthier than other students.

A free, online, global university seeks seal of approval

This free, nonprofit, online university breaks rules, harnesses bots and seeks to serve the world. But its effort to seek new accreditation raises thorny higher ed innovation questions.

Shai Reshef, a light-skinned man with very short hair, speaks to a group of mostly Asian women.

Monthlong Temple strike enters possibly pressing week


This week looms large, with a possible no-confidence vote for university administrators and public dissent within the graduate student workers’ union.

A group of striking graduate student workers, of various races and genders.

Franklin & Marshall strives to recruit international applicants

The college was hurt by the pandemic (as were many), but the international applications are back.

Intensive English could disappear further

Pitt plans to shut down its decades-old English Language Institute this summer. A department chair is trying to save it.

Members of the English Language Institute pose for a photo in front of one of Pittsburgh's famous bridges.

Campus protests in China fray relations with U.S.

Demonstrations against Xi Jinping’s “Zero COVID” policy erupted on Chinese campuses over the weekend, threatening the country’s fraught partnerships with U.S. colleges.

A crowd of protesters stands in front of a columned building, holding signs with Chinese text.

International students are coming back to U.S. campuses


International enrollment has largely recovered from a steep drop during the pandemic, according to a new report. But some numbers are still short of pre-pandemic levels.

A large crowd of students in graduation gowns and caps raise a variety of national flags in an arena.

Professors and academics will stay on Twitter—for now

Academics who tweet are weighing the opportunity costs of leaving Twitter while looking into other social media platforms. But few are fleeing the digital gathering space in which they have invested so much—at least not yet.


Scholars targeted by China Initiative seek accountability

Their lives upended, two scholars targeted by the DOJ’s controversial anti-espionage program fight back in their own ways.

Xiaoxing Xi and Anming Hu, both Asian men with dark hair wearing glasses. Xi has slightly protruding ears and is wearing a burgundy shirt; Hu has a rounder face and is wearing a white shirt.

Ransomware attacks against higher ed increase

Colleges and universities experienced a surge in ransomware attacks in 2021, and those attacks had significant operational and financial costs, according to a new report.

A graphic of one person handing money to another person, who is giving the first person a key, symbolizing paying ransom after a cyberattack.


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