US & World

Larry Nassar case: Michigan State University head John Engler resigns

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption John Engler is the former governor of Michigan and was appointed interim president last year The interim president of Michigan State University has resigned after he said victims of a major sex abuse scandal were "enjoying" the attention.John Engler, who was appointed a year ago, said gymnasts who were abused by ex-team doctor Larry Nassar were "hanging on" to the scandal.He made the remarks
Education

University a ‘false promise’ for too many youngsters

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Up to a quarter of students in England are doing degrees that will not give them sufficient earnings to justify the cost of their loans, a think tank says.The centre-right group urges ministers to cut places on those courses offering little financial return and increase those in post-18 technical education.Its study also says tax breaks of up to 50p in every pound owed should be
Education

University of Northampton: Reported crime reaches six-year high

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Northampton Image caption The University of Northampton is paying more than £750,000 for a team of officers over the next three academic years Reported crime levels at a university reached a six-year high before it began paying for police to patrol its new campus, the BBC has learned.The University of Northampton is spending £774,027 on a team of Northamptonshire Police officers over the next three
Education

‘Racist’ law society disbanded by University of Exeter

[ad_1] Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption The university said it was "committed to eradicating" any discrimination and harassment A university law society has been disbanded following a major review into racism.Screenshots of "racist" messages in an Exeter students' WhatsApp group sparked outrage when they were shared in March.An internal investigation found Bracton Law Society's conduct "fell short of the standards and values of the university and the students'
Education

Plymouth university students’ union votes to leave NUS

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The union president said there were "significant concerns" by students about value for money A students union has voted in a referendum to leave the National Union of Students (NUS).A total of 519 out of 1,006 members of the University of Plymouth Students' Union (UPSU) voted to end its affiliation with the NUS.Supporters said UPSU, which sent more than £57,000 to the NUS this
Education

Iraqi university rebuilds after IS ‘dark age’

[ad_1] Image caption Mosul University is still carrying the scars of war and occupation Mosul University in Iraq is rebuilding its campus and its community after surviving its own "dark age".The university was occupied for more than two years by the so-called Islamic State group - and kept open in a state of persecution and terror.After such a traumatic experience, and the destruction caused in the battle for the city,
Education

Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The University of Oxford has denied claims it rejected an offer by Stormzy to fund two black students through a scholarship scheme.It told Radio 1 Newsbeat it "admires" his commitment but it had not "received or turned down any offer or proposal".It comes after Stormzy claimed the university rejected his scholarship idea - which has since been taken up by the University of Cambridge.Newsbeat has
UK News

London university calls for £100m slavery reparation

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university leader.Geoff Thompson, chair of governors of the University of East London, says it would be "ethical and right" for universities to contribute.He says it would help young people who otherwise could not afford to graduate.Last month, Glasgow University
Education

Central European University makes last stand in Hungary

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teachers and students took to the streets in 2017 when Hungarian MPs voted to tighten restrictions on the CEU's operations The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest has threatened to move most of its teaching to Vienna if Hungary's government fails to remove legal obstacles to its academic freedom.Although Viktor Orban's government has targeted the CEU's liberal founder, George Soros, it insists it
Entertainment

Lil Wayne necklace helps art student pay university fees

[ad_1] Image copyright Joy BC An art student who made a solid gold necklace for Lil Wayne has said the sale helped pay for her course fees.Joy Bonfield-Colombara, 29, from south-east London, said she was struggling to pay her £9,500-a-year course fees at the prestigious Royal College of Art.But just as she was considering dropping out, she said she received an email from a friend of the rapper who wanted