02 avril 2019

Asian Studies Group Dismayed Over Mass Detentions of Uighurs

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Board of Directors of the Association for Asian Studies on Thursday published a statement decrying the detention of at least 800,000 Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims in political “re-education” centers in the Xinjiang region of northwest China. More...

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New Jersey AG Weighs In on Westminster Choir College

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The New Jersey attorney general's office has weighed in on Rider University’s proposed sale of Westminster Choir College to a Chinese education company, arguing in a court filing that any proceeds from the sale must be used for the purposes of the 1935 charitable gift granting the land for the campus, absent a cy pres proceeding in which Rider obtains court permission to deviate from those purposes. More...

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Dilemma for Methodist Colleges

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Vote by United Methodist Church body to strengthen prohibitions on gay clergy and same-sex marriages disappoints Methodist higher education institutions and raises difficult questions. More...

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Former Seminary Professor Accused of Sexually Abusing Student

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A former student at Louisville’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has accused a former professor of grooming and sexually abusing her for more than a decade, the Courier-Journal reported. More...

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‘Rampant Plagiarism’ and ‘Patently Deficient’ Online Education

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Staff at a Virginia regulator recommend revoking certificate to operate small college catering to international students after an audit uncovered concerns about academic quality. More...

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Professor Accused of Saying 'All Chinese Students Cheat' Resigns

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A business professor at the University of Maryland who accused a group of Chinese students of cheating on a test has resigned after students filed a discrimination complaint against him, the National Public Radio affiliate WAMU reported. More...

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Virginia Regulators Move to Shut Down University

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia accepted a staff recommendation Tuesday to move forward with administrative processes that could lead to the revocation of Virginia International University’s certificate to operate. More...

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Australia Urges Students to Study Outside Major Cities

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Australian government has unveiled incentives to encourage students to study at universities in regional areas outside the major cities. The government has announced up to 4,720 scholarships over four years worth up to 15,000 Australian dollars ($10,690) per year to attract both domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. More...

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Objections to Online Gym Classes

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A group of more than 600 gym teachers in Quebec is concerned about an online physical education program that is being offered by nine technical colleges, the CBC reported. The gym teachers object to the fact that no face-to-face meetings with advisers are required and say the online format undercuts the purpose of gym classes. More...

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Saudi Students Say They're Being Watched

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Saudi Arabian government keeps close watch over students from the kingdom while they’re studying in the U.S., according to a report from PBS NewsHour. Intelligence experts and eight former and current Saudi students interviewed by NewsHour said the penalties for students who criticize the kingdom while overseas can include passport freezes, death threats, intimidation, retraction of government scholarships and efforts to lure them back to Saudi Arabia. More...

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