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Egypt Poised to Give Guards at Public Universities More Power

Mohamed Mahmoud, Sarah Lynch | 11 Sep 2013

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.

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Universities Caught in Tunisia’s Political Crisis

Fatma Shim | 03 Sep 2013

With the academic year soon to begin, university leaders are urging nonviolence as the country tries to find a way forward.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics

Two Canadian Academics Swept up in Egypt’s Security Crackdown

Daria Solovieva | 29 Aug 2013

A Canadian professor of emergency medicine and a filmmaker pursuing a doctorate asked Egyptian police for directions. Instead, they got arrested.

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A Journalist’s Advice to an Academic

David Wheeler | 10 Aug 2013

The editor of Al Fanar suggests how lessons from cutting news stories might be applied to scholarly writing.

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Revival of Iraqi Violence Also Targets Academics

Cathy Otten | 08 Jul 2013

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.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics Violence

Tunisian Dean Acquitted: More Conflict Likely

Fatma Shim | 06 May 2013

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.

Faculty Politics

New Professors Frozen Out at Lebanese University

Nohad Topalian | 06 Apr 2013

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.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics

Egyptian Court Supports Universities’ Independence

Mohamed Mahmoud | 05 Apr 2013

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.

Faculty Finances Politics

Paralyzing Strike in Lebanese Public Education Ends

Rasha Faek | 19 Mar 2013

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.

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Why I Didn’t Go to Dubai

Khaled Fahmy | 25 Feb 2013

Khaled Fahmy argues that the lack of understanding of the nature and value of a liberal education poses the gravest danger to Arab education.




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