Higher Education

Fuller Theological Seminary announces campus move

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/24/18, 11:42 am

Fuller Theological Seminary announced this week it will put its Pasadena, Calif., campus up for sale ahead of a planned move to Pomona, Calif., by 2021. The relocation will allow the school to build a modern campus in a less expensive area with lower living costs, putting “a Fuller education in reach of more people,” acting Provost Mari Clements told the Los Angeles Times.

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Institutional power

Higher Education | Ubiquitous Confucius Institutes spread the influence of China’s Communist government abroad under the guise of teaching language and culture
by June Cheng & Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/12/18, 02:35 pm

Inside the bustling University of Lagos campus in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Chinese and Nigerian flags fly outside a green shipping-container-turned-building with “Confucius Institute” written in both English and Mandarin. Chinese paper lanterns dangle from the eaves while a white scroll painting of Confucius hangs in the hallway. In a courtyard opposite the institute, senior Bolu Nathaniel sits beneath the shade of a tree and belts out a Chinese love ballad. “Because you are my eyes, you show me that the world is right in front of me,” he sings in flawless Mandarin.

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Pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida kills six

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/16/18, 11:07 am

Miami officials on Friday ended the rescue operation and declared at least six people had died in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge near Florida International University on Thursday. Rescue workers used trained dogs and listening devices to search for survivors, but Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said Friday the operation changed to a recovery. Zabaleta confirmed the casualties and said responders initially hospitalized 10 people. The bridge had been under construction for less than a week and stretched nearly 200 feet to connect Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater.

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