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How can universities adapt to the coronavirus pandemic? Special

Universities and colleges are now adapting plans for 2021 amidst the uncertainty created by the coronavirus crisis. This means further uncertainty for universities around the globe. However, there are actions that can be taken.

UK universities will lose cachet post-Brexit, EU students warn

London - Despite the prestige of Oxford and Cambridge and other top universities, EU students warn Britain will be less attractive after Brexit, with fees set to soar and legal tangles still not ironed out.

Afghan forces capture 'mastermind' of two Kabul attacks

Kabul - Afghan forces have captured the mastermind of two brutal attacks on education institutes in the country's capital which killed nearly 50 people, officials said Saturday.

Afghan university attack survivor tells how militants shot students 'one by one'

Kabul - Students were gunned down "one by one" as they leapt from the windows of Kabul University classrooms when militants stormed the campus earlier this week, a survivor told AFP on Wednesday.

Afghan students vow to carry on after deadly university attack

Kabul - Stunned Kabul University students vowed Tuesday to continue their education despite a brutal attack on their campus by the Islamic State group that killed 22 people.

Afghanistan mourns after 22 killed in university attack

Kabul - Stunned students demonstrated outside Kabul University on Tuesday after at least 22 people were killed in a brutal, on-campus attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

IS attack on Kabul University kills 22

Kabul - At least 22 people were killed when attackers stormed one of Afghanistan's main universities on Monday, detonating a suicide bomb and spraying classrooms with bullets in a brazen hours-long assault claimed by Islamic State group.

At least 19 killed after gunmen storm Kabul University

Kabul - At least 19 people were killed and 22 wounded Monday when militants stormed Afghanistan's biggest university in an attack that ended only after hours of fighting with security forces, officials said."Three attackers were involved.

Backed by Stormzy, Cambridge bids to woo black students

Cambridge - Going to Cambridge had always been a dream for Matthew Omoefe Offeh, one of a growing number of black students who are slowly reshaping the elite university's racial mix, helped in part by rapper Stormzy.

Despite virus threat, UK universities limit the damage

Coventry - Poring over her books in the library at Coventry University, far from her home in Equatorial Guinea, Agnes Genoveva Cheba Ade is determined to keep up her studies despite coronavirus restrictions.

Q&A: Making the best university application during the COVID era Special

For many students, attending high school is part of a larger goal: to attend a university whose education and community will shape one’s life. But what is the best way to apply and how has this changed under COVID-19?

China uni sparks anger by telling women to avoid 'revealing' clothes

Bejing - A Chinese university's guidelines warning women students not to wear "revealing" clothes on campus "to prevent arousing temptation" have whipped up online fury in the socially conservative country.

Australia to probe foreign influence at universities

Sydney - Australia's parliament is set to probe alleged foreign interference at public universities, a government minister said Monday, as concerns grow about Chinese influence.

How should the university sector adapt to the coronavirus era? Special

Universities around the globe are heading into uncharted territory as the Fall 2020 semester approaches under the shadow of the pandemic. What policies should the education sector be adopting to cope with these unusual times?

Chinese students defiant as university charter cuts 'freedom of thought'

Shanghai - A top Chinese university has removed references to "freedom of thought" from its charter, triggering a rare act of student defiance, while two other institutions added language stressing fealty to President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party.

Meet Jon Urbanchek: Veteran Olympic and university swimming coach Special

Veteran Olympic and university swimming coach Jon Urbanchek is a living legend in the pool deck. He chatted with Digital Journal about his new role as the national team technical advisor for USA Swimming.

Meet Jack Bauerle: Olympic swimming and university coach Special

Olympic swimming and university coach Jack Bauerle chatted with Digital Journal. A 2019 Golden Goggle nominee, Bauerle coaches nine athletes on the 2019 to 2020 U.S. national team, which include Andrew Wilson, Olivia Smoliga, Nic Fink, and Chase Kalisz.

On Hong Kong campus, elusive protesters and an uncertain future

Fpo - Staff at one of Hong Kong's top universities picked through the chaotic aftermath of a violent occupation by protesters for a second day Wednesday as the school searches for elusive holdouts -- and a way forward for a devastated institution.

Australian universities adopt foreign interference guidelines

Sydney - Australia announced measures to combat foreign interference at its universities Thursday, setting new guidelines around the key areas of research collaboration, cybersecurity, and international partnerships.

China slams 'sinister intentions' of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims, and called on Washington to withdraw the measure.

China slams 'sinister intentions' of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Bejing - Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims, and called on Washington to withdraw the measure.

Q&A: Huge increase in cyber attacks against colleges reported Special

Cyberattacks against colleges and universities are increasing dramatically, and school officials are often completely unprepared to deal with these attacks. A security expert at Jenzabar, provides some insight.

Student lay dead in New Zealand university dorm for two months

Wellington - A teenager lay dead in his campus dorm room for up to two months, a New Zealand university said Thursday, with the young man's body only discovered after fellow residents complained of the smell.

Cobalt Dickens attacks on rise and aimed at universities Special

A new Cobalt Dickens phishing campaign has been targeting universities. To understand the implications behind this, security expert Peter Goldstein, CTO and co-founder of Valimail provides some analysis.

Q&A: Universities need to prioritize protecting students' data Special

Many education institutions have suffered from major data breaches. Such breaches affect the personal identifiable information of students. This places a responsibility on academia to do more to protect students' data, explains a leading expert.

MIT professor quits in protest over lab links to Epstein

New York - The head of a research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has said he will quit in protest after the revelation of financial ties between the institution and disgraced hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein.

Six dead in IS-claimed blast at Kabul military academy

Kabul - At least six people were killed and 16 more wounded in a suicide blast outside a military academy in the Afghan capital on Thursday, an official said.

Stubbed out: Japan university stops hiring smoking professors

Apo - A Japanese university has stopped hiring professors and teachers who light up, officials said Tuesday, as the nation steps up an anti-smoking campaign ahead of the 2020 Olympics.

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

New York - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among dozens indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.

Hollywood stars among dozens charged over college entrance scam

New York - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.
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