22 juillet 2018

#ImmodestWomen

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Female academics from around the world showed solidarity last week with Fern Riddell, an historian based in Britain, by changing their Twitter display names to say “Dr.” They did so after Riddell was criticized online for tweeting about her title in relation to news that The Globe and Mail planned to use “Dr.” only in reference to medical doctors. More...

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Anthropologists Issue Policy on Sexual Harassment

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Anthropological Association on Friday announced a new Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault. It defines both harassment and assault as “professional misconduct” that hurts anthropologists individually, as a group and as a discipline. More...

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'The Integral Place of Philosophy in Catholic Higher Education'

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Catholic Philosophical Association this month released a statement on the “integral place of philosophy in Catholic higher education.” It did so partly in response to threats to the future of philosophy programs nationwide and at Catholic institutions in particular. More...

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Painting Over Kipling

HomeBy Elizabeth ReddenBritish students paint over the Kipling poem "If" with one by Maya Angelou, citing the British writer's poem "White Man's Burden" and "a plethora of other work that sought to legitimate the British Empire’s presence in India and de-humanize people of color." More...

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Proposed Fee Increases for International Students

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The fees paid by international students -- and the colleges that host them -- to the U.S. government may increase soon. More...

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Accused Russian Agent Entered U.S. on Student Visa

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A Russian national who was charged Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of Russia without registering as a foreign agent entered the U.S. in 2016 on a student visa. More...

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Israeli University Officials Protest Blocked Appointment

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Israel’s science minister, Ofir Akunis, blocked the appointment of Yael Amitai, a prominent brain scientist, to a binational German-Israeli science committee because Amitai signed a petition 10 years ago supporting soldiers who refused to serve in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz reported. More...

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Closures of China-Foreign Programs

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. China's Ministry of Education approves the termination of more than 200 Chinese-foreign partnerships. An expert says it's a cumulative list of all terminations since 2006. More...

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Does Huawei's Research Funding Pose a Threat?

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The head of a Chinese telecommunications company has fired back after lawmakers sent a letter last week to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos asking her to investigate ties between the company and American universities on the grounds that research partnerships “may pose a significant threat to national security.” More...

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Hong Kong University Keeps Controversial Mandarin Requirement

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Hong Kong Baptist University opted to keep a policy requiring students to take a three-part Mandarin course or pass a proficiency test in order to graduate despite student protests, the South China Morning Post reported. More...

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