Concern about Chinese influence operations on American campuses hit a new high this year after officials at Arizona State University bragged about mixing the school’s Pentagon-funded Chinese language programmes and its Chinese Communist Party-funded Confucius Institute. Now, all US institutions may have to choose between Washington or Beijing paying for its students to learn Chinese.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a series of visualizations that illustrate how more than 11 million U.S. adults live in education deserts--areas that are more than an hour’s drive from a public college. These deserts can make it difficult for individuals to access higher education, and can perpetuate a community’s limited economic mobility
“As China continues to challenge United States hegemony, it is imperative that our institutions of higher education collaborate effectively with” the government to “ensure that sensitive, academic-rooted R&D is protected and is not being exported to near-peer competitors,” U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and six of his colleagues said in a July 18 letter to the House and Senate Armed Services committees advocating for the change.
With more than one million international students studying in the United States, some worry that intellectual property developed here is being stolen. NBC’s senior investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden travels to China and to Duke University to investigate a case where a professor, who invented special invisibility technology, learned his Chinese grad student walked out the door with his research.
Meet the man dubbed China's Elon Musk, Ruopeng Liu. Like Musk, he's working on sending people into space, and has already sent them flying. He's the man behind jet-powered surfboards, and is a multi-billionaire at just 35 years old. "We call ourselves the future studio," said Liu during an NBC News visit to his company's headquarters here. "We design the future." But is he guilty of stealing the intellectual property of a famous American scientist?
To many, Bill Gates is a hero. But the billionaire philanthropist has shown that even world-class icons have idols of their own. For him, one among them is Anna Rosling Rönnlund. In a blog post earlier this year, Gates dubbed the Swedish social entrepreneur a hero for “making a difference in the world” through her work.
On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered McAdams immediate reinstatement to his post at Marquette University. “The undisputed facts show that the University breached its contract with Dr. McAdams when it suspended him for engaging in activity protected by the contract’s guarantee of academic freedom,” the court wrote in its opinion.
A new financial report from Moody’s Investors Services says that 25 percent of private colleges spent more than they earned in 2017. This is despite the overall growth in tuition revenue. According to the report, smaller private colleges are facing the most serious financial difficulty.
With the goals of fostering technological innovation and boosting bilateral academic research and exchange opportunities, the presidents of U.S. universities and colleges are visiting Israel this week with AJC (American Jewish Committee) Project Interchange. Meeting with their Israeli counterparts, the delegation will exchange ideas on innovation and learning and explore opportunities for bilateral academic collaboration.
The “affirmative action” racial policies were discarded on Tuesday, just before Independence Day. “Such [racial] policies are outrageously wrong,” says Roger Clegg, president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO), a nonprofit think tank which studies civil rights, immigration, and integration.