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16-Year-Old Student Becomes Youngest University of Toronto Graduate in 40 Years

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A 16-year-old is set to become the youngest student to graduate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences in at least 40 years.

An unconventional path: Vivian Xie, who found the last four years of her university life to be “pretty normal,” is double majoring in both biology and cell and molecular biology. She plans on pursuing a master’s degree in applied immunology at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine this fall, reported CBC

Trump Admin Walks Back Plan to Deport International Students Enrolled in Only Online Classes

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After sparking a series of lawsuits, the Trump administration backed out of its proposed visa policy that planned to deport international students enrolled only in online classes

What ICE intended to do: Last week, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that student visa holders whose courses are now entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic would be required to depart the country or transfer schools. 

Two Malaysian Students Beat Out 38,000 People to Get into Harvard

Two Malaysians were accepted into the undergraduate class of 2024 at the prestigious Harvard University after being chosen from an applicant pool of more than  38,000 people. 

Aqil Azmi from Shah Alam city and Zad Chin Qi Qi from Ipoh city, Malaysia have secured their spots at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, according to the press release the Harvard Club of Malaysia posted online by member Nadiah Wan on May 20 via Malay Mail.

Woman Loses Job After Harassing Asian Students With Racist Messages

Kathryn Ralph, Ph.D., used to be on every social media platform. Now, her accounts can no longer be found after she racially harassed students of Asian descent online.

An alumna of the University of Notre Dame, Ralph is reportedly completing her postdoctoral degree at the university’s psychology department. She previously had a respectable position at Heterodox Academy, a non-profit advocacy group of professors that aims to “broaden the diversity of opinions on college and university campuses.”

UC Irvine, Other UCs Cancel In-Person Classes Over Coronavirus Outbreak

On Tuesday, March 10, UC Irvine canceled all in-person classes for the rest of the school year due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

In a statement released at 4:25 PM on March 10, it was announced that final examinations for the winter quarter of instruction will be administered online, as the university transitions into a “remote learning mode for Spring Quarter.”

American College Students Want to Learn Korean More Than Ever Because of K-Pop

The number of students learning Korean in universities throughout the United States has increased almost exponentially over the past 10 years, and it’s most likely due to the incredible popularity of K-pop.

According to the U.S. Modern Language Association, the number of American university students enrolled in Korean language classes has doubled between 2006 and 2016, Vice reported. The MLA attributes the rise in demand for learning the Korean language to the effects of the Korean wave, which includes the popularity of K-dramas, global sensations like K-pop group BTS, and even the prominence of Korean skin care routines and products.

Singapore Man Convicted of Sexual Assault Gets No Jail Because of His Good Grades

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An undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore (NUS) — currently Asia’s top university — has reportedly avoided prison for molesting a woman thanks to his stellar academic record.

Terence Siow Kai Yuan, 23, was accused of touching a woman twice on her thigh and once at her private parts at Serangoon MRT station on Sept. 12, 2018, The New Paper reported.