Of English moral hysteria and student pranks

South Africa is apparently experiencing another tedious outburst of moral outrage about an innocuous case of “blackface” put on by two women students at the University of Pretoria for a 21st-birthday party.

I try to keep the mass media at … Read the rest

Exploding demand for higher education worldwide

International student enrollment is on the rise at U.S. colleges.

In total, 764,495 international students were enrolled at colleges and universities across the United States during the 2011-2012 school year, up 5.7 percent from the previous year, according to a … Read the rest

Black students angry about racial info in crime alerts

minnesotaSchool officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in crime alerts.

The letter, sent on Dec. 6, 2013, was … Read the rest

S. African criminals ‘admitting and registering’ students now – at a price

Admissions-600x300Police in Kwazulu-Natal province have warned first year students to take extra precautions during their registrations. They are warned not to make any payments on a street or in vehicles. It is alleged that criminals are promising students entrance to … Read the rest

Swedish students apologise for ‘racist’ blackface incident

Two Swedish college students have apologized for showing up to a costume party in blackface in an attempt to impersonate reggae musicians.

The incident took place at a party thrown by the Lund University Technology Management student association, a group … Read the rest