23 février 2017

“Xenophobia”

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. “Xenophobia”
Alex Usher, Higher Education Strategy Associates, 2017/02/07

You can split a lot of hairs by saying that 'xenophobia' means 'fear of foreigners' and then saying you don't fear them, you just want them treated differently. More...

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22 février 2017

Young women have higher education levels than men

Women's education levels have increased in the Czech Republic, as more than one-third of women aged 25 to 34, but only a quarter of men in the same age group, are university graduates, reports CTK. More...

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19 février 2017

“Xenophobia”

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Here’s a new one: the Canadian Federation of Students has decided, apparently, that charging international students higher tuition fees is “xenophobic”.  No, really, they have.  This is possibly the dumbest idea in Canadian higher education since the one about OSAP “profiting” from students. More...

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Added resources help make campuses safer

University Business LogoSubmitted by Steven Wyman. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, 11.2 percent of all college and university students experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation. More...

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Did an Ivy League place just get easier for Indian applicants?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The number of Indian students heading to the U.S. for their college education has increased by 52% in the last two years. More...

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Fighting racial bias on campus

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The uptick in reports of racial bias reinforces my argument as to why it’s so important that colleges and universities be responsible for white students having access to a proper course of study in race. More...

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A white supremacist group aims to recruit on college campuses

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Over the weekend, the University of Texas at Austin became the latest Texas university to be hit with fliers by a white nationalist group. The state arm of the American Vanguard, a national organization, is carrying out what it calls “The Texas Offensive,” a seemingly ongoing effort to post the group’s fliers on university campuses across the state. More...

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Why schizophrenia need not rob us of a life in academia

The Guardian homeByErica Crompton. On an autumn afternoon in 2009, I was fired from my job as a university lecturer. I hadn’t declared my schizophrenia on an application form and this was treated as gross misconduct. More...

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18 février 2017

Why did Oxford circulate a criminalised image of me – because I’m a black man?

The Guardian homeBy. A CCTV image of me was sent out warning students to be ‘vigilant’ after I visited a friend’s office at the university. Sadly, my experience is a depressingly familiar story. More...

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Swastika and 'Rights for Whites' sign found in Exeter halls of residence

The Guardian homeBy. University launches inquiry over incidents, which follow reports of students wearing T-shirts with antisemitic and racist slogans. More...

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