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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Why going to college isn't the answer to China's hi-tech dilemma

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Why college isn't the answer to China's hi-tech dilemma Close to seven million Chinese this year will graduate from college, up from 1.1 million in 2001. By 2020, China’s college-educated pool is expected to number 195 million people, more than the entire labour force in the United States that year. Bloomberg, SCMP, April 18   I think I have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1490262/why-going-college-isnt-answer-chinas-hi-tech-dilemma
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    300 places, 19 filled…but it's unfair to judge sub-degrees on the numbers, says college

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com 300 places, 19 filled…but don't judge sub-degrees A college with only 19 first-year enrolments for 300 places in its sub-degree programmes says it is unfair to judge the programmes solely on the numbers. Hong Kong Buddhist College also said its resources have not been wasted because they can be allocated to other courses. The Lai Chi Kok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464052/300-places-19-filledbut-its-unfair-judge-sub-degrees-numbers-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Colleges struggling to fill self-financed courses

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Colleges struggling to fill self-financed courses Some colleges offering self-financed tertiary programmes are in dire straits in the face of intense ... released by the Education Bureau. Hong Kong Adventist College in Sai Kung had no takers for any of the 40 places in its sub-degree programmes. Pui Ching Academy in Yau Ma Tei, which offered 150 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463452/colleges-struggling-fill-self-financed-courses
  4. News - World - HIGHER EDUCATION

    Asian Americans furious at proposal allowing California colleges to choose students by race

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:13pm by LEO ZOU

    ... Leo Zou in Berkeley, California Blacks and Hispanics under-represented in California colleges- but families fear bias if ban on selection by factors including race is lifted Idea ... against their children in college admission because of their race. "No! No! No!" the crowd chanted outside the hall in Cupertino, an affluent small city in the heart of Silicon Valley, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441993/asian-americans-furious-proposal-allowing-colleges-choose-students-race
  5. News - World - EDUCATION

    US SAT college entrance exam to make writing essay optional

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:17pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles In a major overhaul of the US Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) college entrance exam, students starting in 2016 will no longer be required to write an essay, will not be penalised for wrong answers and will not be able to freely use calculators. The College Board announcement on Wednesday shook up a test that is taken by about 1.7 million high school students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441995/us-sat-college-entrance-exam-make-writing-essay-optional
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's 'coached students' should be denied coveted college admission

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:48pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says the practice in Asia of hiring professional help to get a student into college is defeating the purpose of the exercise Sin of admission It has been a while since I've been excited about college admissions. In the past five years, I've watched it change from being a step of self-discovery to a billion-dollar industry complete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1430179/asias-coached-students-should-be-denied-coveted-college
  7. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    College football star comes out, could be first openly gay player in NFL

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press 'I am openly, proud gay man,' says All-American Michael Sam Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New Yor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1425131/college-football-star-comes-out-could-be-first-openly-gay-player
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    'Are you from China?' College student, 20, killed by racist thugs in New Delhi

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:44am by MCT

    ... thing that made college student Nido Tania stand out in the Indian capital. Tania was from northeastern India, a narrow strip of territory wedged between China and Myanmar, whose people say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1419334/are-you-china-young-man-killed-racist-thugs-india
  9. Comment - Letters

    Self-financing post-secondary colleges need oversight body

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:21am by LETTERS

    ... in reply to my letter (" Self-financing colleges not monitored ", December 30). He mentioned the self-financing post-secondary education sector offers plenty of variety. Professor Lim ... of a new campus in Chai Wan East to increase its provision of self-financing vocational-oriented degree places. This is public money. Should the self-financing post-secondary colleges be able ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1409956/self-financing-post-secondary-colleges-need-oversight-body
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: intercultural exchanges at colleges fall short of expectations

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:55am by Katherine Forestier

    ... with promotions extolling the benefits awaiting them. These will include the friends from across the globe they will make at college, and the opportunities they will have to develop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1390996/insight-intercultural-exchanges-colleges-fall-short

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