Asia Education

Exploring diversity in US universities

By Tue, Jun 01, 2010 11:44AM UTC Exploring diversity in US universities

In the past 20 years, ‘diversity’ has become a buzzword at universities across the US. For less-than-prestigious facilities, this may amount to little more than a gimmick, but more than a few esteemed universities have embraced the importance multiculturalism and globalism at the highest levels. When this happens, world-class centers

‘Critical’ Singapore histories not solely anti-PAP

By Mon, May 31, 2010 2:50PM UTC

The issue Ben Bland takes up against Ong Weichong here, is an understandable one. Ben hasn’t responded in depth yet, but it is clear from this preliminary entry that he is disturbed by how Ong argued the lack of awareness of the country’s history is due to the general apathy

China executes man who attacked 29 children

By Mon, May 31, 2010 8:06AM UTC

Chinese authorities on Sunday executed a man convicted of slashing 29 children and three teachers with a knife in one of a series of recent assaults on schools and kindergartens, a state news agency reported. Xu Yuyuan was found guilty of attempted homicide in mid-May by the Taizhou Intermediate Court

Painful history: Academic freedom receives another blow in Singapore

By Fri, May 28, 2010 2:25PM UTC

In a review of a new book on Singapore that I penned in March, I argued that Singapore’s historical narrative had for too long been dominated by the People’s Action Party and its chief figurehead Lee Kuan Yew because of direct and indirect control by the state over schools, universities

Congratulations, Prof. Sarah Raymundo

By Thu, May 27, 2010 3:42PM UTC

The Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines today voted to finally grant the appeal for tenure of Professor Sarah Raymundo. Today’s vote — five in favour, two against and one abstention — brings to a close, on one hand, Prof. Raymundo’s long fight for tenure and recognition in

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