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?
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February 22, 2008
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.
February 7, 2008
The sole finalist to become president of the University of Colorado system was, as a state teachers' union describes it, “the architect and chief proponent” of changes at Metropolitan State College of Denver that "eliminated tenure as we know it.” Bruce Benson, the owner and president of an oil and gas exploration and production company since 1965, served as chair of Metro State’s Board
February 6, 2008
Dartmouth announces changes in its approach to teaching writing and speech.