Safety concerns grow as campus hate crime increases

Wagdy Sawahel 06 March 2015 University World News Global Edition Issue 357 Arab Muslim education and scientific staff studying and working in western universities and associated research centres are concerned about their safety following last month’s killings of three Arab students near America’s University of North Carolina. Arab Muslim students and academics studying and working …Continue reading »

The lonely shame of student debt

Ryan Anderson, The Chronicle of Higher Education 06 March 2015 University World News Global Edition Issue 357 The young woman student working for the debt-collecting agency did not know that student loans contain few to no consumer protections. Say what you will about the credit-card industry – at least consumers who get into trouble still …Continue reading »

Angry students protest against university reforms

Jan Petter Myklebust 05 March 2015 University World News Global Edition Issue 357 Academics and students across the country called for a national day of action on March 4 as part of widespread protests against government plans for university reforms. In response, the government has backed down on some of its proposed changes and postponed …Continue reading »

Still at a Disadvantage

By Jake New, March 6 Throwing another wrench into the belief that higher education is the great equalizer, a new paper suggests that African-American graduates from elite institutions do only as well in getting jobs as white candidates from less-selective institutions. The study, published in the journal Social Forces, shows that while a degree from an …Continue reading »