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Newsletter Archive

  • May 11, 2022

    Complicating the Narrative on Confucius Institutes

    Instructors at the China-funded language centers get little political instruction before going overseas but toe the party line anyway, a study finds.
  • May 4, 2022

    Study Abroad’s Impact on College Completion

    Students who study overseas are more likely to graduate on time and with better grades than classmates who stay home.
  • April 27, 2022

    Global Education’s Climate Crisis

    Can international education maintain its mission while combating climate change?
  • April 20, 2022

    Say My Name

    A new paper looks at the impact of the China Initiative, updates on student-visa policy, and why mispronouncing international students’ names matters.
  • April 13, 2022

    China Initiative 2.0

    Some senators want to bring back the inquiry into academic ties to China. Plus, study abroad’s visa problem.
  • April 6, 2022

    Aiding Displaced Scholars

    Many colleges are supporting scholars affected by the war in Ukraine. How can efforts be sustained when global threats fade from the headlines?
  • March 30, 2022

    Teaching Ukraine

    New Common App data shows robust applications from abroad. And professors tell how they are bringing lessons on the war in Ukraine into the classroom.
  • March 23, 2022

    Not Over Till It’s Over

    The China Initiative has been shut down, but investigations of researchers’ China ties continue. Plus, a Ukrainian university president on the war.
  • March 16, 2022

    Conscious Decoupling

    As colleges grapple with whether to keep or cut ties with Russia, a scholar from the region weighs in.
  • March 9, 2022

    Welcome to the New Global Newsletter

    What happens if international students become politicized? Plus, the latest on higher ed and the conflict in Ukraine.