Saudi Arabian students in Canada are caught in diplomatic crossfire. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education is making plans to transfer students out of Canada to institutions in other countries after a diplomatic meltdown between the two countries sparked by Canada’s criticism of the kingdom’s arrest and detention of human rights activists. A spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s education ministry said on
Bessma Momani is Professor at the University of Waterloo and Balsillie School of International Affairs. She’s a senior fellow at Centre for International Governance and Innovation and non-resident fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington. When Saudi Arabia expelled Canada’s ambassador from Riyadh – on Twitter, no less – the shock and then indignation that set in among Canadians was
Jeff Messerknecht remembers exactly where he was when he heard that Marquette University was dropping football. The tackle was one of the best players on a team that finished 3-6 in 1960. The junior was hopeful that the returning talent would lead to a better season in 1961. It wasn’t meant to be. “A friend came to visit and we
This week, after a hiatus of about two years, the College of Charleston began to once again practice race-conscious admissions policies. The Charleston Post and Courier reported on Sunday that the college had “quietly” stopping using its race-conscious admissions practices in 2016. The change was so far below the radar that it hadn’t been voted on by the Board of
Dutch students union Lsvb has again sounded the alarm about the way foreign students are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous landlords. ‘They are being exploited by landlords charging high rents and with weird terms and conditions. This can’t go on,’ spokeswoman Geertje Hulzebos told the Parool. ‘This has all been made possible by the shortage of rooms.’ Some 122,000
Last month Randolph College broke the bad news to students: its longstanding equestrian program was headed for the proverbial pasture. The program had met its enrollment goals just twice over the past 11 years, so the Lynchburg, Va., college, founded 127 years ago as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, would quietly fold it. In an open letter to students, President Bradley W.
Philip Esformes is a Florida business executive facing numerous federal charges of Medicare fraud related to the nursing homes and assisted-living centers he has owned. The case took an unusual turn Thursday when the federal government accused Esformes of bribing a basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania to help get Esformes’s son admitted to Penn. The indictment says that
The number of international students staying in the U.S. to work through the optional practical training program increased in 2017 but at a lower rate than in recent years, according to a new analysis of government data from the Pew Research Center. The number of international students participating in OPT — which allows international students to stay in the U.S.
Temple University announced on Wednesday that multiple programs in its business school had misreported data to the national rankings powerhouse U.S. News & World Report, widening the falsification charges beyond its online M.B.A. program. The university was already under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education and the Pennsylvania attorney general after it discovered it had submitted false data about
The rankings scandal at Temple University keeps getting worse. This month, after an independent investigation, the university admitted that its Fox School of Business had for several years intentionally submitted false data to boost the rankings of its online M.B.A. program. The falsehoods were about standardized admissions tests, grades of new students, debt of graduates and more. The independent investigation