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February 26, 2008
Colleges in Kentucky -- which has built a reputation of late for investing in ambitious higher education goals -- face dramatic proposed cuts in state spending. Telling of a trend?
February 25, 2008
Experts discuss a growing focus on accountability in study abroad, efforts to assess campus internationalization efforts more generally, and where the gaps in research are.
February 22, 2008
When American colleges propose forging collaborations or building campuses in places like Abu Dhabi or Dubai, questions about human rights and whether gender, religion or sexuality could limit access or opportunities are never far behind. In most cases (though not all), colleges succeed in largely quelling those concerns when it comes to operating in the United Arab Emirates.But what about in Saudi Arabia?
February 21, 2008
What, exactly, do we mean when we say “global studies?”“That’s the central question,” Niklaus Steiner, the director of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said when pressed by an assistant provost in his audience who asked, “What is the intellectual justification for global studies? What do you bring that’s new?”“What’s the central answer?”“I see hands going up,” Steiner said, smiling, not-so-deftly dodging the question but clearing the way for further discussion on the emerging field and its place in the academy.
February 18, 2008
The shooter at Northern Illinois U. reportedly had stopped taking his medication. What factors put college and graduate students at risk of defying doctors' orders?
February 14, 2008
While senators weigh bill to hugely boost GI Bill, the Pentagon, concerned that better benefits could hurt reenlistment, backs Bush plan for another kind of enhancement.
February 12, 2008
In challenge to billing practice popular with colleges, Massachusetts lawyer takes on Wheaton's policy of charging full institutional tuition and fees for students overseas.
February 12, 2008
Amid the clamor for branches of American colleges abroad, some of the most ambitious plans for the People's Republic are as yet, and perhaps even permanently, unrealized.
February 11, 2008
Nontraditional institution appears to have run out of time and money -- and many there are preparing for the end.
February 8, 2008
U.S. House members seek ideas on how to better help foreign students and scholars get into the U.S.

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