CONAHEC News and Information

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

I spent part of a recent Sunday morning speaking to group of Vietnamese students in Hanoi who had participated in a US culture and society contest. Several were from talented and gifted high schools, including some of the finest in Viet Nam. Most had plans to study overseas, primarily in the US, but also other countries such as Australia and Canada.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Two efforts last week by students to eject protesters and reopen facilities at Michoacán University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo were unsuccessful, meaning that close to 24,000 students will continue to miss classes, reports Mexico News Daily.

Monday, Oct. 24, 2016

It is a warm night in downtown Havana, Cuba, and the Malecón sea road is buzzing. It’s January, yet it’s 70 degrees. I am at a hotel I could never afford, just above the water, looking at the view with my fellow students. We are surrounded by other tourists – the languages around us include German, French and what sounds like Italian and, of course, Spanish.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

The doctoral education landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

Online learning as a phenomenon must evolve into an accepted form, entrenched as a culture rather than a separate entity within institutions, as there is little point in denying the increasingly significant role it will play in delivering higher education.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

Donald J Trump did something shocking last week, something he hasn’t done in the entirety of his unusual campaign for United States president: He talked with some substance about his plans for higher education.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Women have been active, contributing members of Canadian universities for more than a century. However, the past three years have seen a string of sexual assaults at high profile institutions reaffirming the tenuous position of women on campus and raising anew the call for action. 

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton announced her new higher education plan this summer with a burst of fanfare, promising to invest $500 billion to eliminate tuition for millions of students at public colleges and universities across the country. The move was an expansion of an earlier, less ambitious proposal, and was seen as a conciliatory gesture to her left-leaning primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and his supporters ahead of the Democratic Party's convention.