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Proposed Program Would Boost Skilled Immigration, Economic Growth
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Proposed Program Would Boost Skilled Immigration, Economic Growth

Cornell Law School scholars are proposing a pilot immigration program that would target highly skilled foreign workers using a points-based selection system modeled...

More Than Half of Bay Area Tech Workers Are Afraid They'll be Laid Off
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More Than Half of Bay Area Tech Workers Are Afraid They'll be Laid Off

A survey of 2,300 tech workers in the San Francisco Bay Area found that 53% of employees are "concerned" or "very concerned" that they'll be laid off or furloughed...

Changing Course, U.S. Allows Visas for Online Students
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Changing Course, U.S. Allows Visas for Online Students

The Trump administration said it would no longer require foreign students to attend in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic in order to remain in the...

Faculty Fit is Vague and Potentially Detrimental to Diversity Efforts
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Faculty Fit is Vague and Potentially Detrimental to Diversity Efforts

Faculty search committees often pick candidates based on their supposed fit, a highly subjective concept that opens the door to racial and other biases.

Foreign Students Weigh Studying in Person vs. Losing Visas
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Foreign Students Weigh Studying in Person vs. Losing Visas

International students worried about a new U.S. immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas are struggling with restrictions on finishing their...

U.S. Tech Firms and Universities Back AI Research Platform Law
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U.S. Tech Firms and Universities Back AI Research Platform Law

More than 20 major U.S. universities and technology companies have given their support to bipartisan legislation aimed at creating a national artificial intelligence...

Harvard, MIT Sue ICE Over Rules Barring International Students
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Harvard, MIT Sue ICE Over Rules Barring International Students

Harvard and MIT filed suit to prevent the U.S. government from enforcing a rule that would imperil international students.

NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet
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NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet

A study funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will allow researchers in Georgia State University to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID...

Gender Pay Gap Widens, Though a Third of Men Are Unsure It Exists
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Gender Pay Gap Widens, Though a Third of Men Are Unsure It Exists

The gender pay gap is widening, though a third of men are unsure or do not believe it exists, according to the 2020 State of Wage Inequality in the Workplace report...

Job Interviews Don't Work
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Job Interviews Don't Work

Understand the limitations and pitfalls of job interviews improves an employer's chance of hiring the best possible candidate.

Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Workers Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
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Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Workers Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Tech startups laid off more than 69,000 employees between March and July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to BuyShares.co.uk.

Tech Companies Slam Trump's Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visas
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Tech Companies Slam Trump's Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visas

Silicon Valley is pushing back against President Donald Trump's latest immigration curbs, this time including L-1 and H-1B visa programs that tech companies use...

A U.S. Secret Weapon in A.I.: Chinese Talent
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A U.S. Secret Weapon in A.I.: Chinese Talent

New research shows scientists educated in China help American firms and schools dominate the cutting-edge AI field. Industry leaders worry that worsening political...

Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers
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Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

Google, facing an advertising slump due to the coronavirus pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary...

Tech Workers Fear Their Jobs Will Be Automated in Wake of Virus
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Tech Workers Fear Their Jobs Will Be Automated in Wake of Virus

Technology-sector employees are more concerned than workers in other industries about being replaced by automation, KPMG says.

The OPT Program Is In Trump's Crosshairs; Schools Weigh Threat
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The OPT Program Is In Trump's Crosshairs; Schools Weigh Threat

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering suspension of the Optional Practical Training program that schools increasingly have turned to as a lifeline amid...

Germany Will Offer Interest-Free Loans to American Students
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Germany Will Offer Interest-Free Loans to American Students

The German government is offering financial support during the pandemic for American students studying in Germany, where more than 220 English-language Master's...

Facial Recognition Software Predicts Criminality, Researchers Say
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Facial Recognition Software Predicts Criminality, Researchers Say

A group of Harrisburg University professors and a Ph.D. student have developed automated computer facial recognition software capable of predicting whether someone...

Unimpressed by Online Classes, College Students Seek Refunds
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Unimpressed by Online Classes, College Students Seek Refunds

Students at more than 25 U.S. universities are filing lawsuits against their schools demanding partial refunds on tuition and campus fees, saying they're not getting...

Women in IT More Likely To Be Promoted Than Men, Study Finds
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Women in IT More Likely To Be Promoted Than Men, Study Finds

Research examining how gender affects promotions in the IT industry finds that women are more likely to be promoted in general but less likely to benefit from performance...
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