International Relations, Public Policy Week spotlights scholarship opportunities

International Relations, Public Policy Week spotlights scholarship opportunities

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Students who are passionate about international relations or public policy can take advantage of a wide range of programming from Dec. 5 to 9. Sponsored by Penn State’s University Fellowships Office, International Relations and Public Policy Week will highlight relevant scholarships and fellowships during information sessions and drop-in hours. “We are excited to be able to promote several exciting opportunities for Penn State students during this week,” said Tanya Furman, interim director of the University Fellowships Office and associate vice president and associate dean for Undergraduate Education….

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Islamic school’s sex segregation policy is not discriminatory – High Court

Islamic school’s sex segregation policy is not discriminatory – High Court

An Islamic school’s policy of segregating its male and female pupils does not constitute discrimination, the High Court found, refuting claims published in a highly critical Ofsted report over the summer. In Tuesday’s ruling, Justice Robert Jay ruled that inspectors from the schools watchdog were “erroneous” in concluding that separation by sex amounted to unlawful discrimination. “Given that both girls and boys are denied the same opportunity of interaction with the opposite sex, it would be artificial to hold that each group has been discriminated against, in the sense of…

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New policy: pvt medical institutes air concerns

New policy: pvt medical institutes air concerns

LAHORE: The Punjab government has introduced new induction policy in all the medical and dental colleges of the province “all of a sudden” and “without consulting the major stakeholders”. “At least one year should have been given to the private institutions for planning,” said a spokesperson for the private medical and dental colleges on Sunday. Calling medical education a serious issue, the spokesperson said private institutions mostly get students who have passed 12th grade examination equivalent to intermediate science (FSc) or HSSC examination level of Pakistan from a foreign university,…

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Distance learning policy needs a needle, not noodles approach

Distance learning policy needs a needle, not noodles approach

Any noodles brand will deliver steamy and tasty noodles in two minutes and none can deliver the same with untangled strands. Taste and entanglement are inversely proportional—the more you untie, the more the noodles will get cold and lose its taste. An entangled but tasty noodle is okay to satisfy the gastric appetite of students but educational policy-making needs a needle approach which directs the thread of thoughts and sews them together to create a fine educational fabric. The post-2004 charitable grant of deemed universities, the Supreme Court’s order on…

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