The feds want transparency on foreign gifts to U.S. universities. Here are the foreign universities that get U.S. money

Foreign gifts to U.S. universities are getting new scrutiny as the government says it’s worried about foreign meddling, with the U.S. Department of Education cracking down on universities it says have failed to report receiving money from abroad. The department gave Harvard and Yale 60 …

EU border agency to get huge budget hike as boss warns of failings with migrant fingerprint checks

Frontex, the EU’s external border agency, is being given a 54% budget rise next year as part of a new European Commission package of initiatives to tackle the continent’s refugee and migrant crisis. Frontex executive director Fabrice Leggeri disclosed the agency’s budget uplift, which will reach €176m in …

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

During lockdown, travel was not only a distant dream, it was unlawful. Some even predicted that how we travel would change forever. Those in power that broke travel bans caused scandals. The empty skies and hopes that climate change could be tackled were a silver lining, of sorts. COVID-19 has …

The U.S. is helping the natural gas industry make a profit — at the expense of the environment

Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington’s largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership. Inside the marble walls of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a crowd of 200 welcomed the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative — a …

‘Right-To-Try’ Laws Expose Dying Patients To Exploitation, Ethicists Warn

In the past three years, 33 U.S. states have passed laws aimed at helping dying people get easier access to experimental treatments. Supporters say these patients are just looking for the “right to try” these treatments. Such laws may sound compassionate, but medical ethicists warn …

Just bring young students back? Some schools are trying, while others see familiar roadblocks

At principal Aimee Kasper’s elementary school in Rockford, Illinois, students are used to moving the furniture around. Before the pandemic, first-graders would wheel curved tables that fit together like puzzle pieces when it was time to work in groups. This September, the rolling tables will …

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott remains quiet on whether the state will opt out of refugee program

Twenty-two women and their children sit in two enclosed sections of benches between the vending machine and the door to the bus bay of the downtown Greyhound station. They are travelers, but they are different from the people that are waiting in line for tickets …