Tag: universities


Mahsa Amini: UN Calls For Inquiry Into Iranian Woman’s Death

UN says Amini’s death and allegations of torture must be ‘promptly’ investigated, but Iranian police deny she was beaten. The United Nations has demanded an independent investigation into the death of an Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of Iran’s morality police, but authorities have denied allegations that she was beaten or mistreated. “Mahsa Amini’s tragic death and allegations of […]


Afghan Public Universities Reopen With Gender Segregated Classes

Universities have reopened six months after Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women have returned to classrooms. Afghanistan’s main universities have reopened six months after the Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women have returned to now-segregated classes. Most secondary schools for girls and all public universities were shuttered following the Taliban’s August 15 takeover, […]


COVID-19 Gives School Administrators’ Headaches

The coronavirus pandemic may prove deadly for some colleges and universities. Without a vaccine and uncertainty of when to reopen the classroom doors, many institutions may be looking at a financial debt trap. Consequently, many may be forced to either closed their doors permanently or merged with other schools. Today, administrators have expressed concerns about new enrollment, students’ responses to […]


CMU Signs MOUs With Nigerian Universities

The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) in a press release has reported that The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with three Nigerian universities that will enhance cooperation between the local institution and Nigeria’s educational sector. It named the institutions as Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), and Ondo State University of Science and Technology. […]


More U.S. Colleges And Universities Adopting Tobacco-Free Policies

According to cdc.gov, more than twice as many U.S. college and university campuses were smoke free or tobacco free in 2017 as in 2012. The agency noted that as of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. college and university campuses prohibited smoking in all indoor and outdoor areas, up from 774 campuses in 2012. It further noted that in 2017, […]