Coronavirus pandemic: Aboard the Diamond Princess, a case study in aerosol transmission

By Benedict Carey and James Glanz In a year of endless viral outbreaks, the details of the Diamond Princess tragedy seem like ancient history. On Jan. 20, one infected passenger … Read More

Oxford University coronavirus vaccine safe, induces immune response, says Lancet study

A potential covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University in collaboration with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has produced a strong immune response in a large, early-stage human trial, according to newly released … Read More

Colleges win immigration battle but fear for US reputation as education destination

Even with a fresh victory on behalf of international students, U.S. universities fear they’re losing a broader fight over the nation’s reputation as a place that embraces and fosters the … Read More

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, other tech companies join lawsuit against new student visa rule

(Representative image) WASHINGTON: More than a dozen top American technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, on Monday joined a lawsuit filed by the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute … Read More

After Harvard & MIT, Johns Hopkins sues Trump administration on ruling on foreign students

Johns Hopkins University has joined a growing list of prestigious higher education institutions in the US suing the Trump administration over its “cruel” decision not to allow foreign students to … Read More

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

WASHINGTON: In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status. Trump … Read More