It was racism at Oxford, not a statue, that made me buckle

Yes, the statue of Cecil Rhodes must fall. But I was a black student at the university, and I know tackling prejudice has to go beyond that Cecil Rhodes on Oriel College in Oxford. ‘The trickle-down effect of imperialist culture, from its celebrated history to its quiet present, is more oppressive than its symbols.’ Photograph: The Independe/REX/Shutterstock Tuesday 22 December ... Read More »

Strengthen a Rejected Round 1 MBA Application

Speaking with a recruiter, not an admissions officer, can help applicants determine the right time to apply to school. A mentor can help applicants figure out where they went wrong in their applications. Many round one MBA applicants got something they didn’t want this holiday season: a rejection letter. Business schools that have multiple admissions rounds, which are various times ... Read More »

179 professors indicted in research publishing scam

In an unprecedented crackdown on academic misconduct, as many as 179 university professors from some 110 universities in South Korea were indicted on Monday after an extensive criminal investigation into a huge copyright scam. The professors have been charged with republishing existing textbooks written by others under their own names by modifying the covers with the alleged connivance of the ... Read More »

Survey challenges thinking on foreign graduate students

New data contradicts a common assumption that many if not most international graduate students come to the United States to pursue doctoral degrees. In fact, nearly four out of five international students enrolled for the first time on courses in the US joined masters or certificate programmes, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, or CGS. The CGS claims its ... Read More »

4 Questions Students Should Ask About Health Care Abroad

Medications prescribed at home might not be legal in an international student’s destination country. Students who will be traveling with prescription drugs should get a letter from their doctor explaining why the medication is needed and the recommended dosage. For students planning to earn a degree overseas, the preparations don’t end after selecting a school, applying for a visa and ... Read More »

The Guardian view on Cecil Rhodes’s legacy: the empire strikes back – good Editorial

An Oxford college is right to be uneasy about its connections with the great imperialist, but his statue has a meaning that must not just be airbrushed from history A statue of Cecil Rhodes is bound by straps as it awaits removal from the University of Cape Town in April 2015, after protests by students. Last week Oxford University’s Oriel ... Read More »

Holiday Celebrations Abound on Arab Region Campuses

Students at Arab region universities can celebrate national and religious holidays in a variety of ways – which can help them adjust. Georgetown University School of Foreign Service celebrated Qatar National Day with a cultural performance. ​From the Great Turkey Hunt at American University in Cairo to a Christmas caroling flash mob ​atAmerican University of Beirut, the holidays bring a variety ... Read More »

The committed medical students sacrificing their time for refugees

Cambridge student volunteers talk to the owners of a restaurant in the Calais refugee camp. Photograph: Hannah Vandersluis Students in the UK have been instrumental in organising aid collections andshowing support for refugees since this summer, spurred on by heightened media coverage of the crisis that has gripped Europe. Since then, the number of people taking refuge in the Calais ... Read More »

Dena Bank Ties Up With SBI Life for Group Life Insurance

Dena Bank on Friday said it has tied up with SBI Life Insurance Company to provide group life insurance coverage to its housing loan borrowers under the Dena Grihaswami Suraksha scheme. Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), insurance cover will be given to all housing loan borrowers at a very low premium, Dena Bank said in a release issued here. ... Read More »

Coursera expands learning spaces in seven countries

Coursera, the largest platform supporting Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), has announced eight new partners in its blended learning programme, Learning Hubs, in seven distinct countries including China and the USA The hubs were launched last year in order to provide physical spaces where students could access the internet to take Coursera courses and participate in interactive learning sessions with ... Read More »