Grassroots women’s rights campaigns in Saudi Arabia helped advance sweeping reforms to the so-called guardianship system, regional experts say, even as prominent activists who have campaigned for greater gender equality remain in jail or on trial. On Thursday, Saudi Arabia’s Council of Ministers announced their approval of a royal decree to reform the Kingdom’s wilayah, or guardianship, system, a jumble of regulations that
At least five graduates of a prestigious master’s program in China have been questioned by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about their program and whether they were co-opted by Chinese espionage efforts, National Public Radio reported. The individuals who were questioned attended Yenching Academy, a master’s program at Peking University that has been described as the “Rhodes Scholarship of China.”
Several institutions are using a work authorization program that doesn’t need federal approval to help international students get jobs and internships. International students hoping to get their Optional Practical Training federal authorization, which allows them to work in the U.S., are experiencing months-long delays. But colleges around the country are using a workaround to help them take advantage of internships and
“In the best of circumstances, an American liberal arts education… focuses on how to ask the right questions” As an American, I’ve been immersed in the liberal arts all my life, so I’m always surprised when I’m asked by colleagues in the UK about its benefits, and how it could improve British higher education. The breadth of a US liberal
Last summer, Lyon College cut the size of its governing Board of Trustees in half — a move that defies common trends for private liberal arts colleges at a time when those institutions are facing greater upheaval and challenges. Historically, private colleges have had sprawling governing boards, with community leaders, business leaders and even church leaders getting a seat at the table.
HARARE, Zimbabwe — It had been five days since water had stopped flowing out of the taps at Eneres Kaitano’s bungalow in southern Harare, Zimbabwe’s modern and tidy capital. Five days since she had done any laundry. Five days since she had forbidden her children to use the toilet more than once a day. On the sixth day, she again
Rockhurst University is acquiring Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences. The deal was announced Wednesday. Both institutions are located in Kansas City, Mo., but Rockhurst is Roman Catholic and Saint Luke’s is Episcopalian. Under the deal, Rockhurst expects to add some 700 students in associate, bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs. The deal includes a clause that states that the university
As peers around it shut their doors, Vermont’s Marlboro College will become part of the larger, healthier University of Bridgeport. Mergers of private colleges these days can go a few different ways. On one end of the continuum, leaders of struggling institutions recognize their precarious situations and set out to find an arrangement that best serves their students and staffs