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Jordanian Student Suspended for Opposing Tuition Hike

Hamad Othman / 14 Feb 2017 / News

Jordanian universities restrain student movements by expelling their leaders .

Getting Books Into the Hands of Arab Readers

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Feb 2017 / News

Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.

Academic Freedom in Egypt Needs More Vocal Support

Mohamed Abdel Salam / 07 Feb 2017 / Opinion

A writer calls for a unified approach to support academic freedom in Egypt.

Egyptian Universities See Boom in Foreign Students

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 07 Feb 2017 / News

Low fees and breadth of choice have led to a huge rise in Arab and foreign students in Egypt.

Uncertain Times for Libyan Student in the U.S.

Mohamed Almahdi / 06 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Colleagues in Colorado have provided friendship and support, but Trump’s recent travel ban casts a dark cloud.

Back to the Old Quarrel: Philosophy vs Religion

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Feb 2017 / News

In Morocco, philosophy teachers object to religious textbook that calls their discipline “contrary to Islam”.

An Essay on Teaching: How to Design Assessments

Azzah Awwad, Maha Bali / 04 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Ideas from a faculty workshop at the American University in Cairo encourage fresh thinking about supporting student progress.

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