Tag: students


Chinese Students Get Caught In Trump’s Crosshairs

The Trump administration is seriously contemplating canceling the visas of some Chinese graduate students and researchers. This new move comes against the background of the vexed issue of the COVID-19 pandemic, which Washington has blamed primarily on China. In past remarks, President Trump has accused China of hiding the outbreak first detected in Wuhan City. “This is really the worst […]


College Survival Amidst $30 Billion Allocation For Education?

The survival of some colleges and universities is part of the media narrative as the coronavirus plague takes a toll across all business sectors. The federal government has sought to halt the slide into what could turn out to be a financial disaster for many educational institutions. The U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion bill in the first quarter that […]


The Pelican Set To Perch In Antigua And Barbuda

According to press reports, talks have been held between the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles and the government of Antigua and Barbuda with the view of the opening of the UWI campus on the island. The report noted the campus should be opened in September with at least 1,000 students. A release noted […]


Jamaican Engineers Return Home After Training In China

Twenty-seven of the 52 young Jamaican engineers who were selected for further study and training in China last March by JISCO Alpart have successfully completed their program of study and are now ready to take up full-time job positions at the plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth. The first batch of 27 students undertook training in the Bayer process technology and […]


For-Profit Berkeley College Faces Court Action Over Charge Of Cheating Students

The for-profit school Berkeley College has found itself in a spot bother with New York City as it has come under scrutiny for allegedly deceiving and lying to students about the programs offered, which ultimately left them in a debt trap. Berkeley College was established as a private college in 1931. It offers Certificates, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Graduate degrees. Its […]


NYU Set To Offer Free Education To Medical Students

New York University recently announced free tuition for all its medical students is a historical first among major medical schools in the U.S. This latest move by the university is an attempt to arrest the tremendous debt students must contend with after graduation as well as expand career options for graduates. There has been worrying concerns among some university officials […]


Sex And Use Of Drugs Among U.S. High School Students Show Decreasing Trends

According to cdc.gov, the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) paints a promising picture about the drug and sexual behaviors U.S. high school students report. However, the agency noted that the findings also leave cause for concern – especially among groups of young people who report multiple health risks. “The health of our youth reflects the Nation’s wellbeing,” said […]


Upheaval in Nicaragua Over Pensions Reform

The Nicaraguan government has come under fire in its attempt to introduce new legislation that will see a rise in pension contributions for workers and employers and reduced overall benefits. Consequently, thousands of people took to the streets to protest the government’s action. According to reports, ten people have been killed as pensioners, students, and workers clashed with the police […]


Students Demonstration — White House Chimes In

The White House chimed in on the “March for Our Lives,” protest by thousands of students by issuing a statement applauding students for “exercising their First Amendment rights.” “We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement. Walters, in his statement, noted that President Trump […]


Students Go To Washington!

Thousands of students gathered along Pennsylvania Avenue, with placards reading “Protect kids not guns” and “Am I next?.” Students took to the streets of Washington and cities across the United States demanding stricter gun control law. The students’ protest was prompted after a mass shooting at a high school in southeastern Florida where 17 people were killed including students and […]