05 juillet 2019

Much Ado About Iboga

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. How this rare plant could cost two long-serving Miami U professors their careers.
Two professors at Miami University are suddenly at risk of losing their jobs over a plant that has been in their collection for over a decade. More...

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10 juin 2019

Cuba Travel Restrictions Won't Affect Study Abroad

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is ending authorization for Americans to travel to Cuba for group “people-to-people” educational travel, such as for educational tours run by travel companies. More...

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Scientist Fired From Emory Disputes Charges

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A neuroscientist fired by Emory University for allegedly failing to disclose funding and ties to Chinese institutions is disputing the charges, ScienceInsider reported. More...

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A Donor's Demands, a Revoked Chair

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A religion professor at the American University in Cairo says the university had no right to revoke his chair title after he resisted a donor's demands that he teach Islam in a preferential manner. More...

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X-ing Out Xinjiang

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A China studies scholar says a journal editor censored him by striking out a section of a book review critical of the Chinese government's policies in Xinjiang. More...

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22 mai 2019

University of Cambridge Department Bans Skype

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Catherine Howell: University of Cambridge Department Bans Skype, Citing Security Concerns, EDUCAUSE Blogs October 18, 2005

This might be a sign of more to come, as computing service people are expressing concerns about the free online audio program. Skype, while free, is not open source, and it also sneaks through firewalls using ports normally reserved for web servers. More...

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05 mai 2019

Columbia Reschedules Canceled Panel on Turkey

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Columbia University has rescheduled a panel event focused on the collapse of the rule of law in Turkey for this Friday, after having abruptly called off the event earlier this month. More...

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Fears Over Singapore’s ‘Fake News’ Proposal

HomeBy Ellie Bothwell for Times Higher Education. Academics fear global reach of new Singaporean legislation could result in censorship of international academic journals. More...

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20 avril 2019

Anger Over N-Word at American U

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. A video of a student using the slur has angered the campus that has seen many other racial incidents in recent years. More...

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McGill Drops 'Redmen' Team Name

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. McGill University, in Montreal, will change the name of its men’s sports teams from the “Redmen” after protests from students, faculty and staff who argued that the name is discriminatory, CBC reported. "Today, 'Redmen' is widely acknowledged as an offensive term for indigenous peoples, as evidenced by major English dictionaries," Suzanne Fortier, the principal and vice chancellor of McGill, said in a statement. More...

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