Two Canadian professors arrested in Cairo have began a hunger strike to protest their detention without charges.
The military-backed interim government wants to give guards on campuses the power to investigate allegations and turn evidence over to public prosecutors. Many fear the measure could cramp political and academic freedom.
With the academic year soon to begin, university leaders are urging nonviolence as the country tries to find a way forward.
A Canadian professor of emergency medicine and a filmmaker pursuing a doctorate asked Egyptian police for directions. Instead, they got arrested.
The editor of Al Fanar suggests how lessons from cutting news stories might be applied to scholarly writing.
A car bombing killed a professor at the University of Baghdad’s medical school and renewed fears that more Iraqi scholars will come under attack.
A Tunisian court has acquitted a university dean of assaulting a veiled female student. But the wider conflict about veils in Tunisian university classrooms will continue.
The only public university in Lebanon has not been able to hire any new, full-time professors since 2008. So as older professors retire, the university fills up with part-time contract professors.
A federal court has struck down the right of the Egyptian education ministry to enforce twice-a-year evaluations on University of Alexandria professors. Opponents of the evaluations said the government should not be interfering in such university matters. Now professors at other Egyptian universities may seek similar rulings.
A successful strike for higher salaries by professors at Lebanese University, the only public university in the country, spread to much of the Lebanese public-education system, paralyzing it.