Asia Education

University of the Philippines’ Monsod treats students like preschool kids

By Mon, Oct 11, 2010 7:39AM UTC

Much has been said about the supposedly “life-changing” last “lecture” this year by University of the Philippines economics professor Solita Monsod, one of the country’s most famous economists and analysts. Curious, I checked out the video. I was aghast. Although much of her 10-minute “lecture” focused on her admonition to

Seafood certification raises questions

By Sun, Oct 10, 2010 1:06PM UTC

Marine scientists say MSC fails to protect global fish stocks, writes Asia Sentinel’s Robert Delfs Signs are that all is not well in the land of eco-labeling, especially when it comes to fish. Last month, Jennifer Jacquet and Daniel Pauly of the University of British Columbia Fisheries Center and four

Anand Mahindra’s $10m Harvard donation a rare act

By Sat, Oct 09, 2010 4:47PM UTC

Last week, Anand Mahindra gave $10 million to Harvard University’s humanities program. It was a rare act by a rare business leader, and deserved wider media coverage than it actually received. His is a rare act because few Indians give to the study of humanities or social sciences. Most give

Reports of school sex violence rapidly increasing

By Sat, Oct 09, 2010 9:16AM UTC

Original article in Korean is here. You will realize at the end of this article that “school sexual assault” is actually defined as “sexual assault involving a student”. A study has found that in the past three years incidents of sexual violence between elementary, middle, and high school students nationwide

Does India’s cricket form affect stock market?

By Wed, Oct 06, 2010 6:21PM UTC

Nobody really understands the vicissitudes of the stock market. Experts spring up from time to time to predict the future but none very accurately. Instead of predicting the future, analyzing the past is an easier task as the past provides enough data to derive a trend where none exists.  As