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Turkey scholars freed as prosecutors seek to scale back charges

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Friday freed four academics from jail on the first day of their trial for spreading "terrorist propaganda", as prosecutors moved to scale back the charges against them.

EU condemns Turkey's arrest of academics as 'extremely worrying'

Brussels - The European Union on Saturday condemned as "extremely worrying" Turkey's arrest of academics who signed a petition criticising a military crackdown in the Kurdish-dominated southeast.

Turkey detains academics over 'pro-Kurdish' petition

Istanbul - Turkish police detained at least 18 academics who signed a petition criticising a military crackdown in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, triggering new alarm about freedom of expression in the country.

From Damascus to Glasgow: Syrian academics' escape to freedom

London - Hounded by both religious extremists and state officials at the Syrian university where they were teaching, Muhammad and Joury left on a journey helped by a British charity that has taken them to Scotland.

ASU professor brings back spotlight on plagiarism

Author and educator Matthew Whitaker is once again accused of plagiarizing. Technology is making plagiarism easier to catch and easier to commit.

Op-Ed: How to fix academic fraud in the NCAA

The NCAA academic scandal is continuing to gain ground in the news as a class-action lawsuit is filed in North Carolina. According to the plaintiffs, UNC and the NCAA failed to provide them with the education it promised. Want to fix the NCAA? Here's how.

Op-Ed: A more informed urban narrative Special

London - The challenges linked to the urban environment requires following multiple paths to find solutions. Academic voices are often overlooked, but the reality is countless scholars offer crucial insights that can clarify contemporary concerns.

Op-Ed: UNC scandal should prompt national discussion on academic honesty

It's finally final: A lot of academic dishonesty went down at the University of North Carolina. We should take this time to have a national discussion about academic integrity.

Op-Ed: ACT report reveals need for allowing teachers to fail students

We want our high school academics to be very rigorous. As rigorous as possible. So long as every student passes, that is. And that is why American education is not improving.

Canadian academics 'compromised' by working with industry

A study by a Canadian organization has concluded that industry-academia relationships compromise university investigators' liberty.

Op-Ed: Hockey vs. School — Why not just combine them? Special

Sports in our society take precedence over school work and in Canada that sport is usually hockey. Kids and parents alike dream big of the NHL but what do the children's report cards look like and how can we fix them?

Op-Ed: Who benefits from welfare benefits?

An article about a forthcoming academic conference at the British Library Conference Centre which will discuss the welfare system in Britain: who benefits from it, and who doesn't.

Moorpark High Students Retain Academic Decathlon Title

It’s not all fun, games and surfing for many young people in Southern California. Some students actually buckle down, crack the books and spend hundreds of hours preparing to compete in the U.S. Academic Decathlon.

Study Aims to Quantify Amount of Information in the World

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, today announced a new study to quantify the amount and kinds of information being produced worldwide by businesses and consumers alike.

UK Academic Boycott Called Anti-Semitic

A group of United Kingdom academics have called for a boycott on cooperation with Israeli academics, while some in the UK are calling the move anti-semitic.

Leading British Academics Killed In Car Crash

A professor of artificial intelligence and his ex wife, a leading geneticist, have been killed in a car crash which happened between Cambridge and London on the M11, in the UK

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