Two years ago, Sadia Saifuddin, the first Muslim student regent confirmed to the UC Governing Board last Wednesday, was stripped of her financial aid to almost zero dollars. A then-sophomore at UC Berkeley, she waited in line for an hour before scheduling a meeting where she was told that nothing could be done since her family’s income was just over the financial aid eligibility line.
Janet Napolitano became the new president of the University of California Thursday over objections of student protesters. Six students were removed by campus police from the Board of Regents meeting where Napolitano's appointment was confirmed.
The University of California’s Governing Board confirmed its first practicing Muslim student regent Sadia Saifuddin Wednesday in the face of opposition from Jewish groups’ claims she marginalized Jewish students and supported anti-Israel campaigns.
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After Ilham’s year at Madison College as part of the Community College Initiative program, he knew to experience some reverse culture shock when he went home. But he wrote in to share how he wasn’t prepared for what it was really like to go back to Indonesia; in particular, he’s having trouble rekindling relationships with friends and family who don’t seem that interested in sharing his study abroad experience. Here’s what Ilham wasn’t ready to encounter, and what he thinks you should know to expect:
According to the U.S. census, about 2.6 million black boys and girls attend high schools across the United States. Although the vast majority of black children complete high school, most do not complete college. Many first-generation college students have fewer financial, family and community resources to persist through the more challenging aspects of college, such as dealing with financial obligations, meeting academic requirements and finding opportunities for postbaccalaureate life.
Many top tier universities are now offering free courses online-- How is this changing the way Americans are learning? Do you still need to go to a top-tier university to get top-tier education? Read what Voice of America has to say about this!
In August, University of California President Mark Yudof will step down after a five-year tenure that coincided with one of the worst economic downturns in recent memory and a historic demographic shift that continues to play out across the social and political landscape, as well as in higher education. Yudof spoke with New America Media editor Peter Schurmann about how the University of California has met these challenges and its plans for the road ahead.
The creators of Meow, Meow Maulana: The Story of Muhammad, an illustrated children's ebook about the Prophet Muhammad, are running a kickstarter campaign to bring the concept to life.
Nadia Bentoua, a Moroccan native and English teacher turned social entreprenuer, has launched the newest platform for education—a social networking site for English language learners.