As militants sought to destroy the valuable scholarly manuscripts, Malian researchers and their neighbors spirited them away or hid them in their homes.
Educators are concerned the system will be made a scapegoat, causing problems for students and hurting recruitment.
In newspapers, on television, and elsewhere, academe is protesting proposed cuts of nearly $3-billion in federal spending.
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From University World News
Wanting to move beyond student exchanges, China looks to strengthen collaboration with scholars and research institutions in the European Union.
Billed as Asia's first massive open online course, the class on science, technology, and China is a sign of the region's growing interest in online education.
From Al Fanar
Accreditation might get pulled when American values clash with those of countries where security concerns can override academic ones.
Opinion & Ideas
Cherry-picking from shaky evidence, the German Egyptologist Jan Assmann argues that the ancient Hebrews sparked centuries of religious violence.
The seemingly companionable term "Arab Spring" has elicited some thoughtful objections in the press and academe.
Cellphones and social media protect students from culture shock, and that's a loss.