Asia Education

Phi Beta Kappa and love of learning

By Fri, Feb 11, 2011 12:27AM UTC

Here’s a story told by Allison Gould, one of our amazing students who was recently inducted in to JMU’s first class of Phi Beta Kappa, the most elite honor society in the American college system. Phi Beta Kappa and love of learning Joining JMU’s inaugural Phi Beta Kappa class was

The global squeeze for talent

By Thu, Feb 10, 2011 3:32PM UTC

The US wants India’s students, but it wants them to stay on, writes Asia Sentinel’s David J. Karl President Obama’s State of the Union address the other week threw into relief the stark incompatibilities inherent in globalization. He cited the growth of science and technology capacity in China and India

Why are there so many liberals in academia?

By Thu, Feb 10, 2011 7:19AM UTC

This article in the NYT has been spread far and wide across the blogosphere, and tackles an age-old question: why is there such a predominance of liberals in academia, or conversely, why is there such a paucity of conservatives in academia? I obviously have a few thoughts on this, but

Philippines: Teachers, students to hold summit on education reforms

By Thu, Feb 10, 2011 1:33AM UTC

With school year 2010-2011 soon to wind down and the Philippines braces for the next one, stakeholders led by educators and students are set to sit down in a People’s Summit on Education Reforms on Feb. 11 in Manila. The summit will be held at the Philippine Normal University, the

In sports, South Koreans choose North Korea over America

By Wed, Feb 09, 2011 11:09PM UTC

That’s the provocative conclusion of a survey conducted by the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies at Seoul National University. Now since what I really want to say about this would be completely unprofessional and unprintable, I’ll just let the Korea Times article speak for itself: The percentage of Koreans