Illustration of dragon snaking through university building near students walking and sitting on grass (State Dept./D. Thompson)

U.S. universities move to protect students from China’s authoritarian reach

U.S. officials and student groups are urging colleges to defend against China's authoritarian reach on campus. Learn about steps some schools are taking.
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How universities protect sensitive research [infographic]

Universities around the world are taking steps to protect their sensitive research from attempts by the Chinese Communist Party or others to steal it.
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Peace in Colombia means opportunity for farmers

After four years away, Frank Fierro saw change in his hometown of Planadas, Colombia. Peace has brought new ideas, new opportunities — and hope.
Trees surrounding clock tower and church (© Mark J. Barrett/Alamy)

Protecting gay rights on campus

U.S. colleges have become more welcoming to LGBTI students in recent years. Learn about the services that have been added to support these students.
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Pompeo urges U.S. colleges to defend academic freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urged U.S. universities to protect academic freedom from the Chinese Communist Party's attempts to undermine it.
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U.S. and Brazil partner to tackle global food issues

Animal scientists from the University of São Paulo and Virginia Tech share their research on how to improve animal productivity, reproduction and welfare.
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Pompeo calls India and U.S. natural partners

Leaders of the world's two largest democracies will meet June 25–27, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits New Delhi.