Tag: University


Harvard Acknowledges Slavery Ties, Sets Up $100m Reparations Fund

Report by oldest US university lays out history of slavery on campus and its role in perpetuating racial oppression. Harvard University in the United States has released a report on its historic ties to slavery and pledged $100m to address the educational, social, and economic legacies of slavery and racism. Released on Tuesday, the report by a team of Harvard […]


Dominican Government Set To Establish Offshore Medical School

The Dominican government has recently announced that it had reached an agreement with a foreign entity to establish an offshore medical school. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, delivering the 2019-20 national budget to Parliament, said the new facility would replace the US-owned Ross University that left the Caribbean island after 40 years.   It later emerged that the university had relocated […]


Federal Judge Found North Korea Guilty For Warmbier’s Death

A federal court judge has found North Korea guilty for the death of Otto Warmbier and ordered the country to pay more than 500 million dollars in damage for the death of the young University of Virginia student. Warmbier was held in North Korea’s prison for over a year on what’s reported as a trump up charge of stealing a […]


Where Did The World’s Richest Man Go To School?

Jeffrey Preston Bezos, born January 12, 1964, is reputed to be the richest person in the world. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Houston, Texas. He is one of America’s leading technology entrepreneurs. This renown investor, philanthropist, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon and the world’s largest online retailer is a man on a […]


And The Windham-Campbell Prize Goes To…

Leading Jamaican and West Indian poet and writer 70-year-old Lorna Goodison has won a major literary prize. Goodison, who currently divides her time between Jamaica and Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she teaches at the University of Michigan, was one of eight recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prize. Each writer will each be recognized with a US$165,000 prize to support their writing. […]


NYU Sets New Record — Over 75,000 Applications For First-Year Admission

According to a news release on nyu.edu website, the university received a whopping number of 75,037 applications for first-year admission, an increase of nearly 12% over last year.  The report noted that the university has been breaking application records over the past eleven years consecutively; additionally, applications have roughly doubled during the period.  It also noted that NYU has received […]


University Professor Scolds Cannabis Licensing Authority For Slow Coach Approach

University of the West Indies (UWI) Principal Professor Archibald McDonald has expressed his disappointment with the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) for the slow pace at which the authority is issuing licenses for legal operation in the cannabis industry. McDonald, who was speaking at MEDICANJA’s introduction of six new cannabis products to the pharmaceutical market, said three years after the Dangerous […]


University Of Notre Dame Capitalizing On Trump’s Onslaught Of Obamacare

According to press reports, the University of Notre Dame will no longer provide birth control coverage to students and employees, taking advantage of the Trump administration’s decision to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate.Additionally, the reports note, the Catholic university previously “made the coverage available through a third-party service separate from the rest of its health insurance and […]


Bristol University — No Building Name Change Regardless Of Ties To Past ‘Slave Trade’

University students across various continents have been leading the charge for the name change of buildings, removal of statues, restitution to the children of slaves, among other demands. One of the more recent appeals is that of students from Bristol University who are campaigning for the name of the Wills Memorial Building to be changed. However, their request has been […]


University Gets Body Of Supercentenarian Woman For Research

The family of the late supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown has decided to donate her body to the University of the West Indies (UWI) for scientific research. According to press reports, the 117-year-old matriarch requested that researchers use her body for scientific purposes after her death. Her granddaughter told the press that medical students and researchers could garner insights from experiments […]