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    David R. Harris shares three lessons his campus has already learned as students have returned for the new term amid some of the worst days of the pandemic. Read more here.

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    As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families and near the end of an exceptional year marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Education International calls on governments to protect and respect the human rights of all migrants, including children, young people, teachers, and education support personnel.

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    Read Alex Usher's take on the issue here.

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    Several countries in Asia are closing universities or starting university vacations early as a second wave of COVID-19 spreads in the region. This week the governments of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran announced the closure of universities and schools. Elsewhere, plans are being drawn up to close universities early for the winter break.
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    The German government has announced a massive €4 billion (US$4.8 billion) budget to support research projects addressing global warming and sustainability under its FONA strategy over the coming five years.
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    Much of the focus regarding the impact of COVID-19 on higher education globally has been on the future viability of the present model of the university. The nature of teaching, learning, research and the student experience is open to question. This should also, however, be a moment for equity.
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    In a special statement on COVID-19 issued on 11 November, the parties to the Tokyo Convention on the recognition of qualifications in the Asia-Pacific have called for “fair and transparent recognition” of studies and qualifications, including a push to recognise qualifications “obtained through non-traditional learning and partial studies” in order to avoid further disruption to education and student mobility.
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    Enrollment and tuition fee data reinforce our anecdotal sense that students seeking community college credentials face the biggest problems, Sandy Baum writes.

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    The New York Times
    By Frank Bruni

    Hundreds of thousands of undergraduates in America won’t be allowed on their campuses this fall, or the campuses welcoming them will be hollowed-out, locked-down, revelry-leeched shadows of their former selves. What kind of college experience is that?

    The kind that Natalie Kanter had by design. She did college without the campus — four demanding and exhilarating years of it. And I don’t mean that she lived off campus, commuting in as needed. There was no campus to commute to. No lecture halls. No rec center. No football stadium.
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    There is great comfort in the familiar. It's one reason humans often flock to other people who share the same interests, laugh at the same jokes, hold the same political views. But familiar ground may not be the best place to cultivate creativity.
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