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3 kindergartners die in building collapse in China

By Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:45PM UTC Comments Off

BEIJING (AP) — Three children in a kindergarten in a northern Chinese town died after the building collapsed....

Gen Y, social media & critical thinking: Developing skills schools neglect

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 6:53PM UTC Comments Off Gen Y, social media & critical thinking: Developing skills schools neglect

Today's youth are spending increasing amounts of time communicating and interacting online. Parents and teachers often bemoan the younger generations’ addiction to social media. It is frequently considered a waste of time, but is this time spent online really wasted? Could students actually be benefitting from playing Facebook, Line and Twitter? Well there is an argument that the time students spend playing Facebook is actually time invested in the development of the higher level thinking skills which they will need to succeed in our future society....

Thai Studies, Harvard University and the problem with political lobbyists

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 9:05AM UTC Comments Off Thai Studies, Harvard University and the problem with political lobbyists

It is an unfortunate reality that many areas of study at universities across the world will never have the same draw than others. Very often, the more exotic the area, the less attractive it is for most prospective students. ...

US professors troubled by Confucius Institutes

By Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:48AM UTC Comments Off US professors troubled by Confucius Institutes

Professors in the United States want universities to cut ties with Confucius Institutes on campuses unless they see better guarantees of academic freedom. ...

Fair Trade report from SOAS, University of London

By Thu, Jun 19, 2014 10:17PM UTC Comments Off Fair Trade report from SOAS, University of London

The Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project based at SOAS, University of London, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented in Ethiopia and Uganda, has just published the findings of four years of research. The project has collected detailed micro-level evidence from areas producing agricultural exports on how rural...