Foreign language study in the United States has had many a “Sputnik moment,” as H. Jay Siskin, a French instructor at Cabrillo College, in California, put it -- that is, a moment that reveals an economic or military weakness and has been used as a call to arms to strengthen, among other things, language education.
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December 29, 2006
December 28, 2006
A new student-run group offers help to students starting campaigns for "gender neutral" housing on campuses nationwide.
December 22, 2006
U. of Texas System embraces a move to promise free tuition and fees to neediest students, with 7 of 9 universities in step so far.
December 20, 2006
Christian college sues Pennsylvania for refusing to include jobs with religious requirements in state database.
December 19, 2006
Reynaldo Pol, a coordinator of English as a second language courses for adults in a suburban Atlanta county, knows first-hand what issues language instructors in his corner of the world face. When he decided it was time to go back to school, Pol, a Cuban by birth who grew up in Puerto Rico and received his bachelor’s degree at Georgia’s Piedmont College, decided he wanted to look more broadly, beyond borders.
December 18, 2006
Econ department thought it had perfect video to attract Ph.D. students. Current students thought otherwise -- and shared views on YouTube.
December 15, 2006
Vanessa Fonseca, now a graduate teaching assistant in the University of New Mexico’s Sabine Ulibarrí Spanish as a Heritage Language program, said it took her all of two minutes to figure out a non-heritage Spanish class she stumbled into as an undergraduate was not for her.
December 13, 2006
Did a no confidence vote in the president of the Rhode Island School of Design succeed in jumpstarting the dialogue faculty members were seeking?
December 12, 2006
On Day 25 of a hunger strike at Purdue University, Mark Franciose's fatigue registered even through the phone lines. His tired, quiet voice -- and the sustained pauses in conversation -- conveyed just how much he was struggling to fully wake up early Monday afternoon.
December 8, 2006
A union at the Community College of Philadelphia calls for greater financial transparency.