International higher education

Endangered Progress

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President of American University of Beirut has overseen remarkable recovery over the last decade -- and now fears a tragic reversal.

Scholar of Peace in the Line of Fire

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Earlham professor was home visiting his family in Beirut. Because he's not a U.S. citizen, he's not sure he can return to his job.

Israel Releases Detained Akron Scholar

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Geographer held in alleged spying for Hezbollah is set free with no charges filed.

Taking on TOEFL

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ETS faces first real challenge to its test for students seeking to demonstrate English proficiency to American colleges.

The Middle East Muddle

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Tensions in the region hamper U.S. government efforts to promote international relationships between colleges.

New Analysis of Academic Freedom

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Essays in new book compare state of professors' rights around the world in post-9/11 era.

A Tangled Tale in Tbilisi

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Accreditor's decision to approve Georgian college is questioned, but have critics overreached in their accusations?

Boycotting a Magazine's Boycott Issue

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In the annals of academic conferences, few may have been more ill-fated than the aborted conclave on academic boycotts planned by the American Association of University Professors.

When the conference was called off in March, organizers hoped that they could salvage something good from the idea by taking papers planned for the conference and publishing them in a special issue of Academe, the AAUP's magazine.

The Next Level of Open Source

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Going a step beyond free course materials, Yale will put videos of selected courses online -- available free to anyone.

Making Sense of 'Bologna Degrees'

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In the early 1990s, the then-presidents of Oberlin College and Stanford University floated the idea that the standard time for an undergraduate degree might be better at three years instead of four. The idea went nowhere -- at least in the United States.

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