Things don’t happen overnight: PU’s first transgender student on a year of challenges and change

Things don’t happen overnight: PU’s first transgender student on a year of challenges and change

It’s around 1.40 on a bright sunny day in July. The campus of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, is abuzz with ongoing admissions. The Student Centre is packed. Laughter, cheers, and chattering permeate the air. At some distance from this assimilation of old and new bonhomie, and tacit political manoeuvring for the forthcoming student union elections, is the vice-chancellor’s (VC) office. Needless to say, it stands in solitude. The air of childlike wonder from Stu-C refuses to blow this side. Nevertheless, it is an important space — both administratively as well…

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As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

As student debt rises worldwide, an education crisis could be on the horizon

Richard Bouhet/ AFP Higher education contributes to unprecedented student loan debt challenges in both developed and developing countries. College costs are rapidly rising, and student loan debts have reached disquieting record levels for both graduates and governments. Most recent college graduates are burdened with heavy loan debt for years, with many delinquent on repayment. In the United States, for example, some 7 million borrowers, or 14%, are in default, having gone at least a year without a payment on their federal student loans. One in four European Union citizens who…

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British student told by EU careers service a Brussels job is ‘out of the question’ after Brexit

British student told by EU careers service a Brussels job is ‘out of the question’ after Brexit

Ms Roebuck, 24, said she thought it was “madness” when careers advisers at an EU networking event in Brussels advised her that she would have to obtain French nationality in order to have job prospects in Brussels Sara Roebuck/Facebook A British student studying in Paris has been told that getting a job with European Union (EU) institutions will be “out of the question” after Brexit. Sara Roebuck, who is doing a double masters in European politics at Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics, recently attended a careers event in Brussels with her university class to…

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Three Indian-Americans Sentenced For Student Visa Fraud

Three Indian-Americans Sentenced For Student Visa Fraud

New York: Three Indian-Americans have been sentenced by a US court to terms ranging from six months of home confinement to to an year in jail for involvement in a $7-million student visa fraud scheme. The Manhattan court sentenced Suresh Hiranandaney, Lalit Chabria and Anita Chabria — all relatives — in the over $ 7.4-million fraud. US District Judge Paul Oetken sentenced Hiranandaney and Chabria to one year and a day in prison, while Anita was sentenced to six months of home confinement. The three were also found guilty of…

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