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In Hiring, University of Jordan Turns Away Its Own Graduates

Maram Alkayad / 13 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Why does a public university prefer to hire teaching staff from western universities?

Scholar Makes a Religious Case for Women’s Rights

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.

Journalism Schools Need to Modernize; Sociologists Can Help

Paula El Khoury / 07 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.

For Many Somali Girls, Education Ends With a Brutal Ritual

Doreen Ajiambo / 02 Mar 2018 / News

Female genital mutilation is widely practiced in the nation. The government and local and international organizations are working to stop it.

Mental-Health Care on Arab Campuses is Increasing—Slowly

Asma' Jawabreh, Benjamin Plackett, Ibtissem Jamel, Mahnaz Maktabi, Motiaa Hallak, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 27 Feb 2018 / News

Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.

Study To Map Mental-Health Needs of Lebanese Youth

Benjamin Plackett / 25 Feb 2018 / News

Researchers will conduct a nationwide survey as a first step toward increasing access to care.

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