Posts Tagged ‘Foreign’

December 3rd, 2015 - 3:39 am § in Schools & Colleges

Sex Ed Toys: Made in Switzwerland

New materials for the sex ed program are being distributed to 30 primary schools and kindergartens in Basel, containing dolls, puzzles, books and other educational material for 4 to 10-year-olds, and a box with the more explicit materials for older kids, according to the newspaper Blick. The guide i[...]

May 10th, 2012 - 1:47 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Is the “Yale” name for Sale?

What’s in a Name? For Yale in Singapore, a Whole Lot Courtesy of Yale U. The Chronicle of Higher Education reportsa fight between memebers of the Yale faculty and the administration over who owns the “Yale ” brand name. After the  World Economic Forum in Davos, in January 2009, Ri[...]

May 5th, 2012 - 12:51 am § in Schools & Colleges

Bribes Needed to Get College Education

Photo: Reuters Students of the University of Ibadan check their graduation gowns at their campus in Ibadan, south west Nigeria (2006 file photo). In Nigeria, about a million students pass the college-entrance qualifying exam every year, but most never attend a college class.  Nigerian universities [...]

May 1st, 2012 - 12:37 am § in Hypocrisy

Notre Dame makes bid to go public

While states are effectively privatizing their universities, tradionally private schools may go the other way. The President of Notre Dame said “Moving to a competitive, government-funded environment would make the Catholic school more competitive for the best students.” “We are ex[...]

February 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

German Court Rules Increased Pay for Starting Faculty

Germany’s highest court has ruled that starting professors in Germany should be paid more in the future, arguing that the current system of performance-based salaries is unconstitutional. Editorialists at German papers warn the decision could prove expensive for the country’s states.  R[...]

February 6th, 2012 - 8:51 am § in Hypocrisy, Jews, The Ave Scene, UW

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Political Diversity Sprouts in Libya.

Despite concerns of the UW’s own Ali Terhouni, Reuters reports  hopeful signs in Libya that democracy has taken root. Terhouni, a former UW economist, returned to Libya as a member of the provisional government, but resigned in protest to organize a new political party.   His party is now o[...]

December 6th, 2011 - 8:52 am § in Hypocrisy, Misc., Schools & Colleges

Universities On Sale, Academic Principles Put Aside

Saudi Arabia Courts Foreign Academic Partners With Cash Professors see potential for research and pioneering ventures; critics warn that the kingdom should carry out internal reforms first  The Chronicle This issue has bothered me for many years. The UW has also participated in building campuses in[...]

November 15th, 2011 - 5:02 pm § in Uncategorized

Higher Ed in Iraq, after Bush

from the chronicle of higher education: By Ursula Lindsey Amman, Jordan Does the government of Iraq spend less on higher education now than Saddam Hussein did? Are most Iraqi academics suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? Do female academics in Iraq need more support? These and other issue[...]

September 29th, 2011 - 9:29 pm § in Schools & Colleges

The Corporate Degree

Britain, The Independent: The education publisher Pearson’s in  partnership with Royal Holloway university is now providing a Pearson’s degree course. The company is already planning further entries into providing degree courses – possibly with other universities. They will not be the[...]

September 25th, 2011 - 8:40 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Univeristy Faculty Go On Strike Monday

Great news, the UW Huskies beat the Cal Bears! But, while that was happening, our education system keeps taking more cuts and It may scare some of you to read this report about educational strife leading to a real strike. No Going Back On Monday Strike UNIVERSITY teachers declared that there is no g[...]