Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate
BOSTON (AP) — Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.
26 June, 2017 Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school CHICAGO (AP) â€” Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able […]
5 April, 2015 Pope at Easter prays for killed Kenyan students, decries persecution By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis prayed for an end to the persecution of Christians in his Easter Sunday address, commemorating the students massacred by Islamist militants at Garissa University in Kenya. Attacks on Christians in Africa and the Middle East have […]
2 December, 2016 Egypt is giant prison, activists banned from travel say By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - Azza Soliman was due to board a plane to attend a conference in Jordan when security officials at Cairo airport turned her away, saying a court order banned her from traveling. The veteran human rights lawyer and f...