Topic: International issues and education

When race triggers a call to campus police

On a beautiful spring afternoon on a picturesque college campus, two campus police officers responded to a black professor’s “good afternoon” with a request to see his identification. The professor paused for a moment but decided to comply. He wondered if perhaps his attire – slacks, a button-down shirt and loafers – didn’t signal that he belonged.

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University funding debates should be broadened to reflect their democratic purpose

In 2017, Murdoch University successfully applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate its Enterprise Agreement. From the National Tertiary Education Union’s […]

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A new bond between the public and universities could brighten America’s future

  Blackboard/shutterstock.com The technology powering the device you are using to read this article was originally developed at a research university. So […]

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What you need to know about the new free speech pledge for universities

UK universities may no longer be able to ban controversial speakers from giving talks on campus – those that continue to do so could face a fine. The freedom to debate and discuss difficult topics should remain a central feature of university life, according to the universities minister, Sam Gyimah.

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Why some students are excluded from university later in their degree, and how to remedy it

Student attrition is of concern to universities and to politicians and, most importantly, costly for the students concerned, both financially and emotionally. […]

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When college and university tuition goes up, campus diversity goes down

As college tuition continues to rise at a staggering rate, people tend to worry about how much harder it becomes for students […]

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Stop treating students like customers and start working with them as partners in learning

  Students and lecturers at the University of Queensland researching ‘students as partners’ activities across Australian universities. The University of Queensland University […]

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Universities must tackle sexual violence on and off campus

A student-led campaign to end sexual violence at universities – Revolt Sexual Assault (RSA) – published the results of a national student […]

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Facebook data: why ethical reviews matter in academic research

When the Facebook data of 50m users was collected by Cambridge academic Aleksandr Kogan, his actions reportedly came to the attention of […]

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New federal program tackles spiraling costs of college textbooks in U.S.

The new grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education, will support the creation or improved use of open textbooks for use at any college and university. Open textbooks are made freely available online by their authors. They can also be changed and combined by instructors who use them in their classes.

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