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Woodward, Susan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
While government surveys report that international students are content, a burgeoning foreign-student movement and a growing body of academic research suggest that the truth is more complicated. In these forums, many students from China, India, and elsewhere report a range of experiences from feelings of loneliness to incidents of outright…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students, Student Experience
Wheeler, David L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
In this article, the author describes a multimillion-dollar project that aims to save traditional expressions of music from around the world and reflects a shift in ethnomusicology. The $5-million project led by Huib Schippers on "sustainable cultures for music futures" is using nine case studies, including Western opera, Balinese…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Foreign Countries, Music Activities
Labi, Aisha – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
As Europe has lurched from one economic crisis to another in recent months, one thing has become clear: Any long-term solution will depend on the willingness of Germany, Europe's largest economy, to shoulder much of the financial burden the debt crisis has created. German taxpayers, known for their thrift, have balked at underwriting what many see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Debt (Financial), Economic Climate, Role of Education
Wheeler, David L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Fifteen years ago, the Australian state of Queensland was famous more for its beaches than for its brain power. Fellow Australians thought of Queenslanders as miners, farmers, or surfers, not as professors or scientists. When Queensland announced in 1998 that it was planning to become a "Smart State," or a knowledge economy, locals…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientists, Research and Development, Educational Change
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on the reigning economic calculus that helps to drive constant expansion and poor utilization of space on many campuses. The author states that colleges could charge for utilities, which might encourage departments to save energy. Most American colleges do not charge for space--in part because doing so would raise the hackles of…
Descriptors: Colleges, Campuses, School Space, Space Utilization