Graduate education

In this photo Aug. 16, 2019, photo, Chinese graduate students Zhaojin Li, left, and Pengfei Liu, pose in front of the entrance to the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Some higher education officials are concerned by a drop in the number of international students coming to the United States, especially from China. Li and Liu say that some of their relatives were concerned for their safety in coming to the United States, but they are too busy with their studies to focus on geopolitical issues. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)
September 23, 2019 - 6:02 am
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — After a decade of booming enrollment by students from China, American universities are starting to see steep declines as political tensions between the two countries cut into a major source of tuition revenue. Several universities have reported drops of one-fifth or more this...
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Volunteers help install a new mural on the Mexican side of a border wall that shows faces of people deported from the U.S. with barcodes that activate first-person narratives on visitors' phones, in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana conceived the interactive mural Her project blends Mexico’s rich history of muralists with what can loosely be called interactive or performance art on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Joebeth Terriquez)
August 09, 2019 - 5:03 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana returned Friday to the Mexican beach where her father entered the U.S. illegally before she was born, this time to put final touches on a mural of adults who came to the U.S. illegally as young children and were deported. Visitors who hold up their...
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Hua Qu, the wife of Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University graduate student being held at an Iranian prison, speaks at a news conference to mark the third anniversary of her husband's imprisonment, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 08, 2019 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a Princeton University graduate student imprisoned in Iran said Thursday her husband is not a spy and appealed for international cooperation to secure his release. "I plead for the gates of mercy to be open for him, and I hope he can come back to us as soon as possible...
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August 02, 2019 - 1:57 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The family of a visiting Chinese scholar whose body was never recovered after a former University of Illinois doctoral student kidnapped and killed her has been told the woman's remains may be in a landfill in Vermilion County in eastern Illinois. The (Champaign) News-Gazette...
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FILE - This 2016 selfie provided by her family shows Yingying Zhang in a cap and gown for her graduate degree in environmental engineering from Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School in China. Brendt Christensen's will serve a sentence of life in prison because a federal jury said Thursday, July 18, 2019, it could not unanimously agree he should receive the death penalty in the 2017 abduction, rape and killing of 26-year-old Yingying Zhang. (Zhang Family Photo via AP, File)
July 18, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student will serve life in prison without parole for the rape and murder of a 26-year-old scholar from China whom he abducted near campus in 2017, after a federal jury said Thursday that it failed to agree on sentencing him to death. The...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 17, 2019 - 7:40 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating but didn't reach a decision Wednesday on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for the brutal slaying of a scholar from China he abducted at a bus stop. Brent Christensen's attorney, Elisabeth Pollock, teared up...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 3:09 pm
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The parents of the Chinese scholar who was kidnapped and killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student described the loss they feel during testimony Tuesday. "How am I supposed to carry on living?" said Lifeng Ye, the mother of Yingying Zhang, whose testimony was on...
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Lifeng Ye, the mother of slain University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, cries out in grief as her husband Ronggao Zhang, far left, addresses the media after a jury found Brendt Christensen guilty of her murder Monday, June 24, 2019 outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Ill. Consoling her is her son Zhengyang Zhang, far right, and family friend Dr. Kim Tee. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 7:23 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury that convicted a former University of Illinois doctoral student of kidnapping, torturing and killing a young scholar from China now must decide if Brendt Christensen should be put to death. While the state of Illinois, where she was killed, does not have the death...
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Lifeng Ye, the mother of slain University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, cries out in grief as her husband Ronggao Zhang, far left, addresses the media after a jury found Brendt Christensen guilty of her murder Monday, June 24, 2019 outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Ill. Consoling her is her son Zhengyang Zhang, far right, and family friend Dr. Kim Tee. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 10:20 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China says he offered after his arrest to divulge where her remains are in exchange for a life sentence. The revelation came in a late Tuesday filing. Jurors convicted Brendt Christensen...
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FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. The former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar from China bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying, according to testimony Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
June 24, 2019 - 10:34 am
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student accused of killing a visiting scholar from China. Prosecutor Eugene Miller pointed at the defendant, Brendt Christensen, during closing arguments and told...
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