09 octobre 2017

#YouAreWelcomeHere

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenEastern Michigan University displays banners of 108 of its international students on campus as part of a national campaign to convey “You Are Welcome Here.” More...

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England’s ‘Access Agreements’ as Model for U.S.

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The U.S. should “seriously consider” adopting the English practice of entering into mandatory “access agreements” in order to expand access to higher education, argues a new working paper, “English and American Higher Education Access and Completion Policy Regimes: Similarities, Differences and Possible Lessons.” The report also argues that the U.S. should expand its use of income-contingent loans and follow England’s lead in providing prospective students with nationally comparative data about student experience, satisfaction and income returns at the level of individual programs. More...

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‘Fanny Hill’ Dropped From U of London Syllabus

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A 270-year-old erotic novel has been dropped from an 18th-century literature course syllabus for fear of offending students, The Times of London reported. Judith Hawley, a professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, said the book, Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, was dropped after consultation with students. Fanny Hill, which was written by John Cleland and published in 1748, is considered to be the first erotic novel written in English. More...

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Kidnapping Scam Reportedly Targets Chinese Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A fake-kidnapping scam appears to be targeting Chinese students in and around Vancouver, B.C., Richmond News reported. Perpetrators of the reported fraud contact students in Canada and their families in China and impersonate Chinese officials, telling families that students have been kidnapped and demanding a ransom. More...

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Pending Crackdown on "Degree Inflation" in the U.K.?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. United Kingdom Universities Minister Jo Johnson said “tackling degree inflation will be a priority” for the Office of Students, the new regulator of universities, raising the possibility that quotas limiting the number of "first-level" degrees could be put in place, the Independent reported. More...

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U Miami Won't Make Agreements With Cuban Universities

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The University of Miami announced that it will not establish any institutional agreements with Cuban universities or with the Cuban government after a private meeting Friday with representatives of the Cuban exile community, The Miami Herald reported. More...

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Importing Apprenticeships

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. In the push to expand “earn-while-you-learn” programs, what lessons can the U.S. take from approaches in Germany and Switzerland. More...

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A Deportation Case Galvanizes a Campus

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. MIT rallies around a custodian who has been detained by immigration authorities and faces possible deportation. More...

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Opposition to Trump-Backed Immigration Bill

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Bill would seek to slash legal immigration levels in half. And while graduates of U.S. universities would get an edge in obtaining employment-based green cards, the number of green cards available would not increase. More...

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Outrage Over University Press Caving in to Chinese Censorship

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Cambridge press agrees to block access in China to more than 300 articles from a key journal for scholarship on the nation. More...

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