Obama administration targets spying threat on campus

Daily News Article - May 26, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Why did the State Department propose the rule? Be specific.

3. What is intellectual property?

4. a) What type of research would be most affected by the State Department rule?
b) List the companies mentioned in the article as regularly sponsoring university research.

5. a) Why do universities say they oppose restrictions on participation of foreign students?
b) What is another likely reason for the universities’ opposition?

6. The universities say the State Department’s rule would tip the balance too far in favor of national security against academic freedom. What do you think is more important: protecting national security or giving foreign students the same academic opportunities as American students? Explain your answer.

7. What did a 2011 FBI report disclose?

8. a) By what percent did the number of intellectual property cases investigated by the FBI increase from 2014 to 2015?
b) The FBI says China is the main culprit. What has the FBI accused Chinese citizens of doing?