22 janvier 2018

What can universities in the United States do to counter the rise of xenophobia?

By Brendan O'Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Andrés Castro Samayoa suggests that universities in the United States could make international students feel more included by building coalitions between all those whose identities are under scrutiny in these politically turbulent times. Christopher Ziguras examines why so few students have taken up the promise of global online learning and considers how the market might grow in future. V Santhakumar says it is crucial to improve the quality of schooling in India to ensure that more students are better prepared and motivated for higher education, which would in turn benefit the economy. And Rebecca Schendel hopes that the publication of a widely contested essay on colonialism will serve as a wake-up call to academics to ensure that peer review does not lose its credibility as a guarantor of publication trustworthiness.
   In World Blog this week, Hans de Wit says threatening developments indicate that defending academic freedom will be high on the agenda for higher education in 2018, but there are also some positive trends worth working towards this year.
   In Features, Yojana Sharma interviews Christopher Tremewan, secretary general of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, about how the association is stepping up its impact on policy to help tackle major global and regional challenges.
   In a Special Report on a London seminar on the future of transnational education, Nic Mitchell reports that international campuses are increasingly blurring the lines between international student recruitment and mobility and transnational education. Mitchell also reported on discussions around the potential for transnational education to broaden higher education access to the world’s poorest communities.
   This Wednesday a webinar looking at how higher education megatrends will shape the future of global higher education and international student mobility will be hosted by StudyPortals, with University World News as the media partner. You are invited to register. More...

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16 janvier 2018

Analysis challenges idea that black medical school applicants are 'stealing' spots from white applicants

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Critics of affirmative action regularly suggest that minority applicants are winning competitive admissions slots that should be going to white (or, in some cases, Asian and Asian-American) applicants. More...

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Are You Supporting White Supremacy?

HomeFor faculty of color, women and particularly those scholars who are outspoken about dismantling the master narratives of white supremacy within our colleges and universities, playing by the rules is neither an option nor an obligation. It is, in fact, a terrible burden. More...

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13 janvier 2018

A ‘White Racism’ class just started at a Fla. university

University Business Magazine logoThe class, according to its course description, will confront “white racism and white supremacy.” It will examine “racist ideologies, laws, policies and practices” that “maintain white racial domination.” More...

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12 janvier 2018

Trevecca Nazarene Won't Host Anti-Muslim Event

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Trevecca Nazarene University has withdrawn from plans to host an event that was to have featured speakers widely seen as anti-Muslim, The Tennessean reported. The event was organized by Mae Beavers, who is a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Tennessee. More...

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Lecturer Found to Have Disparaged White Student

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A lecturer in Native American studies at San Diego State University made inappropriate, disparaging remarks about white people and sent inappropriate Facebook messages to a white student last year, a state investigation concluded, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. The instructor "uses 'white' whenever he wishes to explain someone who has done something wrong, or bad," the state report concluded. More...

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Changing How the MLA Takes Stands

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Panel proposes overhaul of the sometimes controversial resolution process, which some members value. Tensions linger over movement -- rejected by the association last year -- to boycott Israeli academe. More...

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University Asks Students Not to Work at Hooters

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The restaurant chain Hooters is opening a franchise in Abilene, Tex., near the campus of Abilene Christian University. The university is urging students not to take jobs at the restaurant, known for waitresses in revealing uniforms and an environment many consider sexist. More...

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10 janvier 2018

Discriminations dans le travail : que dit le droit ?

Logo FUNLa question des discriminations est désormais une question essentielle au cœur des préoccupations professionnelles de tous les acteurs, publics et privés, intervenant dans le domaine de l’emploi et du travail.
Il s’agit d’un sujet sensible sur les plans humain, social, économique et sociétal : la qualité de vie au travail, la cohésion des équipes, la motivation du personnel et l’image de marque, etc., sont en jeu. Les contentieux judiciaires se développent, relayés par les médias.
Le droit des discriminations est un droit original et novateur, encore en construction. Les connaissances en droit des discriminations représentent donc une valeur ajoutée déterminante pour la pratique au sein des entreprises et pour les formations juridiques. Plus...

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08 janvier 2018

Colloque « Les discriminations comme frein à l’insertion des jeunes » le 5 février à Paris

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Les résultats des derniers travaux portés par le Fonds d’expérimentation pour la jeunesse posent la question des inégalités et des discriminations dans des champs peu explorés tels que l’accès aux stages de troisième ou à l’apprentissage, l’obtention d’un crédit à la consommation, l’achat d’une voiture d’occasion, l’accès à un logement ou encore la reprise de fonds de commerce. Plus...

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