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UMass Abandons Ban on Iranian Students

It will create 'individualized study plans' instead

(Newser) - The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is backtracking less than two weeks after announcing a controversial policy barring Iranian nationals from some science and engineering programs, including physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering. After consulting with the State Department, the school says it will now create "individualized study plans to... More »

Tehran University Erupts in Protests

Students turn on Ahmadinejad after Kurds executed

(Newser) - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received a hostile reception when he made an unannounced visit to a university in northern Tehran yesterday. Students chanting "Ahmadinejad, the liar is our guest today," and "you are sucking the blood from our country" gathered to protest the Iranian president's presence, and clashed with... More »

Systematically, Iran Shuts Down 'Star Students'

Brightest banned from study, work if thought to be 'dangerous'

(Newser) - Since last Sunday’s protest, Iran has arrested dozens on its “star students” list, in Tehran's latest effort to clamp down on youthful dissent. Iranian intelligence keeps a list of thousands of grad students it deems potentially dangerous, the Wall Street Journal explains. Students, who often find out about... More »

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