Cambridge University College Returns Looted Statue to Nigeria

A college at Cambridge University handed over a looted bronze artifact to Nigeria on Oct. 27. The Jesus College Cambridge returned a statue of a cockerel known as “Okukur” during a ceremony to the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and …

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Australia’s Curtin University Lobbies to Retract ‘Unethical’ AI Study on Uyghur Facial Recognition

Australia’s Curtin University on Wednesday has asked journal publisher Wiley Online Library to retract a controversial facial recognition study by an ex-faculty member to identify Uyghur and Tibetan minorities. Academic Wanquan Liu and co-authors at Chinese universities published the study …

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Afghan Women Can Study in Gender-Segregated University Classrooms, Taliban Says

The Taliban announced that women in Afghanistan will only be allowed to study in universities if the classrooms are gender-segregated. “We will not allow boys and girls to study together. We will not allow co-education,” Taliban’s Higher Education Minister Abdul …

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Chinese University Directs Colleges to Identify LGBTQ+ Students’ ‘State of Mind’

A prominent Chinese university has directed its colleges to list their LGBTQ+ students and to report on their “state of mind,” according to a “Campus Survey” shared on social media. Shanghai University directed its colleges to “investigate [and] research” students …

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German Police Investigate Poisoning at University After Seven People Fall Ill

German police on Aug. 24 launched an attempted murder investigation after seven people fell ill in a case of suspected poisoning at a university. Hesse state police set up a 40-member homicide squad under the name Licht (“light”) to investigate …

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COVID-19 Testing Ordered for 38 Singaporean University Students

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore said on Monday that 38 students staying at Block 61 Hall 13 needed to get tested for COVID-19 immediately as wastewater samples collected at the block showed viral fragments.  To facilitate the antigen …

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Retail Company Target to Offer Debt-Free Education to Over 340,000 Employees

Retail company Target is launching a new debt-free education assistance program for over 340,000 of its full-time and part-time employees in the United States. Target announced on Aug. 4 that it will pay the cost of tuition fees and textbooks …

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China Threatens Pro-Democracy Students in Australia, Human Rights Watch Reports

Chinese pro-democracy students in Australia face surveillance and intimidation from the Chinese government and its supporters, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on June 30. In a 102-page report, HRW said that the Chinese government and its supporters have monitored and …

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