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Taiwan rolls out initiative subsidizing Mandarin learning for foreign students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is subsidizing a department to train international students in Mandarin at universities as Taiwan seeks to retain talent amid labor shortag...

Including young kids likely to sink Kansas trans sports ban

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas appears unlikely to join other states this year in keeping transgender athletes from competing in girls' and women's school sports, partly because conservative state lawmake...

Final Four coaches feel transfer portal is "out of control"

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Walz has had a lot of success getting players to transfer to Louisville over the last few years, including three starters on his Final Four team this season. ...

March Madness paying off for players under mishmash of rules

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At long last, some of the cold, hard cash in the billion-dollar world of college sports is hitting the wallets of the players themselves by legitimate means. One expert estimates by...

Travis Scott accused of violating Astroworld suits gag order

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for some of those killed and injured during last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival alleged in court on Monday that rapper Travis Scott has violated a gag order issued in...

Why ‘free college’ programs don’t always deliver on promise

Millionaire philanthropist Pete Kadens is trying to do what President Biden hasn’t been able to get done. Kadens has created two college-scholarship programs — Hope Toledo, in his Oh...

Jamaica PM tells royal couple island will seek independence

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness told Prince William and Kate on Wednesday that the British commonwealth intends to become fully independent in an unexpected announc...

College bribery scandal trial delayed after judge gets COVID

BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a former water polo coach at the University of Southern California, has been postponed after the presiding judge contracted the coronavirus, a court official confirmed Wedn...

Man arrested in car show shooting that killed 1, wounded 26

DUMAS, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities on Wednesday arrested a 22-year-old man in a shooting at a car show that killed one person and left 26 wounded. Arkansas State Police said it ...

Judge confirmed as 1st Latina on California Supreme Court

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Diego appeals court judge who is the daughter of Mexican immigrants was confirmed Tuesday as the first Latina to serve on the California Supreme Court. Just...

Why India is no longer a destination for Afghan students

Over 13,000 Afghan students are currently enrolled in Indian universities, according to data provided by the Afghan Embassy in New Delhi. And about 2,000 of them had returned to Afghanistan before the...

Taiwan's Academia Sinica starts scholarship program for Ukrainians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top government-funded research institute on March 16 launched a program to provide scholarships for Ukrainian students and scholars. In a tweet posted on S...

Educational Tourism Market Growth, Trends and Forecast 2021-2030

Educational Tourism Market is valued at approximately USD 401 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 17.8 % over the forecast period 2021-2027. Educatio...

Gunfire at Arkansas car show leaves 1 dead, 24 wounded

DUMAS, Ark. (AP) — One person was killed and 24 others wounded when gunfire erupted during a car show that is part of an annual community event in a small southeast Arkansas town, authorities said Sun...

University in central Taiwan to offer full scholarships for Ukraine students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tunghai University in Taichung has launched a program that will cover all expenses for at least ten Ukraine students in a show of support for the war-battered country. ...