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Black Student Told That Waiting in Waiting Room Was “Harassment”

Kevin Bruce filmed the interaction, and the video went viral.

A black student at Kennesaw State University videotaped a staff member telling him that waiting in the waiting room for his adviser consituted “harassment”. The short 30-second video, which ends with the staff member threatening to call campus police, went viral yesterday after the student, named Kevin Bruce, posted it to his Twitter account. Bruce says that he had tried to set up an appointment multiple times before going to the office. The incident is provoking accusations of discrimination, and conversations online point to the video as proof of systemic racism in the university system—Bruce and his supporters have been using the hashtag #ItsBiggerThanKSU to facilitate those discussions.

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Brain Drain: How Our Thirst for Academic Talent Hurts the Rest of the World

While a top international scholar is teaching in the States, who's educating college students back in that professor's homeland?

If you attended a top university in the United States you were probably taught by some of the best academic minds from around the globe. But while a top international scholar is teaching in the States, who's educating college students back in that professor's homeland? Thanks to brain drain to America, those students are often being taught by second-tier professors. Now some scholars are calling for us to share the academic wealth.

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India announced six months ago that it's opening its doors to foreign universities that want to set up satellite campuses in the subcontinent. Schools with strong engineering programs, such as Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech are rushing to open new branches. On Monday, Yale announced it would open a foreign campus in Singapore, which focuses on the liberal arts.

According to a piece in the new issue of Newsweek, 38 American universities have outposts in 34 countries, with several having multiple satellite campuses. (NYU, for instance, has schools in Abu Dhabi, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tel Aviv.) A recent Economist story noted that British universities are also eyeing expansion. Middlesex University wants to enter India and already has a campus in Dubai.

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