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Burton Bollag

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Vartan Gregorian: From Immigrant to Leading Philanthropist

Burton Bollag | 02 May 2021

The life and work of Vartan Gregorian bridged cultures and religions.

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Arab Region Scores Lowest in the World for Academic Freedom

Burton Bollag | 16 Mar 2021

The Academic Freedom Index paints a troubling picture of the state of academic freedom in the Arab world.

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Aid Agencies Are Building Alumni Networks to Help Syrian Graduates Find Jobs

Burton Bollag | 04 Mar 2021

International agencies that provide scholarships hope alumni networks will help make Syrian graduates more employable.

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President Biden Rekindles the Hopes of Arab Youth Seeking U.S. Student Visas

Burton Bollag | 04 Feb 2021

President Joseph Biden’s executive action ending Donald Trump’s travel ban for people from seven Muslim countries has more Arab students hoping to enroll in U.S. institutions.

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Attacks on Yemeni Higher Education Highlighted in ‘Free to Think’ Report

Burton Bollag | 20 Nov 2020

The annual report documenting attacks on higher education and the freedom of academics details the toll the civil war in Yemen has taken on universities.

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Dust Left by Beirut’s Massive Explosion May Be a Major Danger to Health

Burton Bollag | 28 Aug 2020

The threat of toxic dust is just one facet of the mammoth task of restoring Beirut after the port blast. Teams of academics have formed to coordinate recovery efforts.

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Explosion Took a Heavy Toll on Beirut’s Arts and Culture Scene

Burton Bollag | 24 Aug 2020

Much of the city’s creative life was centered in two historic neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the blast.

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Middle East Suffers Largest Share of Attacks on Higher Education

Burton Bollag | 16 Jul 2020

Two-thirds of all attacks on campuses and university buildings worldwide over the past five years took place in the Middle East, says a new report on attacks on education.

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Arab Universities Begin Reopening After Covid-19 Closures

Burton Bollag | 02 Jul 2020

Officials in several countries called the openings tentative and said they could be reversed if the number of infections rises.

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Job Creation Efforts in the Middle East Hit a New Snag: Covid-19

Burton Bollag | 22 Jun 2020

Organizations that assist entrepreneurs in the Arab region and seek to improve young people’s job prospects face new challenges from the Covid-19 lockdowns.




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