The culture of silence surrounding miscarriage adds a further strain to the ability of female faculty members to succeed in academe, the writer says.
Academic publishing is more open to nonacademics than ever … but economics forces work against those who don’t have a steady salary.
Professors have long grumbled about the quality of students, and students about rigid professors, but the tension between them is now especially high.
No one should be surprised if much scholarly writing continues to be mediocre and confused.
At one of the world’s largest international educational events, the agenda was rich and the audience diverse but visitors from Arab countries were hard to find.
A Syrian professor calls for educational institutions in the neighboring countries to benefit from Syrian professors’ experiences.
With the chances low for real change in educational policies in the region, the author believes informal initiatives may make an important difference.
A Moroccan intellectual has stopped eating, saying the government has blocked him from leaving the country.
Joseph Jabbra, the president of Lebanese American University, talks about steering his institution through difficult political and economic times.
An attempt at preventing overcrowding in economics and mass communications faculties at Cairo University introduces other negatives.