Asia Education

Leading Yale professor opposes Singapore tie-up

By Thu, Sep 30, 2010 12:05AM UTC

Having written extensively about the limits on academic freedom in Singapore, I was rather surprised to see that Yale was in talks with the National University of Singapore about setting up a “liberal arts college” in the restrictive city state. Especially as the UK’s Warwick University abandoned an earlier proposal

Wyoming takes a personal approach

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 11:31PM UTC

Hello!  I am Maria Almendares and I am the Office Associate in the International Students & Scholars office at the University of Wyoming.  I have the pleasure of working with all of the international students at UW and getting to know so many of them personally.  My first interaction with

Study: One fifth of world’s plants ‘threatened by extinction’

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 9:21AM UTC

More than a fifth of the world’s plant species faces the threat of extinction, a trend with potentially catastrophic effects for life on Earth, according to research released on Wednesday. But a separate study cautioned that extinction of mammals had been overestimated and suggested some mammal species thought to have

600 foreign English teachers arrested the last three years

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 8:08AM UTC

Proof from The Marmot’s Hole that it’s not just Korean teachers making headlines for misconduct lately: By criminal offense, 224 were booked for assault, 159 for immigration offenses and 91 for drug offenses. Lee said credible verification procedures when hiring foreign English teachers were urgently needed to stop crime ahead

Korea University professor accused of molesting student

By Wed, Sep 29, 2010 6:42AM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. With accusations that a professor at korea University sexually molested a graduate student, the university has confirmed that factfinding is underway.  An official at the university said on September 27 that, “in July A, a graduate student in the politics and economics school, reported