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23 septembre 2017

Learning City Event: Smart City Expo LATAM Congress in La Puebla

The municipality of Puebla, Mexico, held the ‘Smart City Expo LATAM Congress’ on 27 June, offering participants a great opportunity to exchange knowledge for developing sustainable and smart cities in Mexico in particular and Latin America in general. More...

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Austerity-privacy & fossil fuel divestment activism at Canadian universities (AUR 59 02)

Austerity has signalled several political and cultural changes in the past ten years. One frequent and highly criticised change has been the increasing privatisation that has occurred as part of the agenda. This has occurred in most levels of formal education. One related, but under-investigated, aspect of austerity has been the feature of privacy that has worked to enable the increasing privatisation. In this essay, we attempt to unpack how what we refer to as austerity-privacy has enabled formal education – specifically Canadian universities – to withdraw from critical public discourses. More...

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Trump's hair raising higher education agenda (Advocate 24 02)

Suggestions of Russian interference, military posturing, a sacked FBI Director’s testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee and speculation about ‘secret tapes’. Given these are among the dramas which have beset the presidency of Donald Trump, it is perhaps understandable that the international media has been kept enthralled by plotlines which wouldn’t be out of place in a spy thriller. Yet while the Administration’s higher profile scandals have hogged most of the headlines, the implementation of President Trump’s agenda domestically has also caused some concern, including in relation higher education. More...

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22 septembre 2017

How is Ontario Taking the Guesswork Out of Financial Aid?

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2017/2018Applying for financial aid can sometimes feel like shooting in the dark: How do you know whether you’ll qualify and for how much? The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is taking a giant step toward improved transparency thanks to a revamped financial assistance program set to debut in September of 2017, according to Maclean’s. More...

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Universities face risks by protecting DACA recipients

Hundreds of higher education leaders, from the Ivy League to community colleges and advocacy groups, have vowed to protect students on their campuses affected by the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, programme – announced on 5 September – and have urged congress to pass new legislation before the programme expires in March, writes Simona Chiose for The Globe and Mail. More...

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21 septembre 2017

Trump’s DACA decision bars door into higher education

By Mary Beth Marklein. United States President Donald Trump’s decision last week to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, programme for undocumented immigrants without a clear legislative solution leaves them unable to enrol in college or university and prompted stern rebukes from US higher education leaders. More...

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A new body for USC, but not enough soul

By William G Tierney. The University of Southern California or USC recently opened a new campus – ‘USC Village’ – adjacent to the main campus in downtown Los Angeles. The three-year undertaking is the largest development in USC’s history, cost US$700 million, and is an interesting mix of a private-public partnership. More...

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Academics organise to fight fascists on campuses

By Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education. In an effort to push back against far-right rallies, racism and Islamophobia on campus, some academics have formed a coalition of scholars called the Campus Anti-Fascist Network and its members – academics, university staff and students – are growing. More...

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The reckoning begins at university in racism storm

By Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education. All summer, the trio had been going back and forth on a messaging app, joining a larger group of student activists organising a response to a series of white-supremacist events that had been planned to take place here in Charlottesville, the university’s home city. More...

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Students and rectors oppose state university reforms

By María Elena Hurtado. On 21 August students of Universidad de Chile, or UCH, the country’s largest university, staged a sit-in at its headquarters in central Santiago to press for changes to the state universities bill, tabled by the government last June. More...

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