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Yale Defies Calls to Rename Calhoun college

Yale Defies Calls to Rename Calhoun college

Notwithstanding a long time of fervent pupil protests that reached a height last fall, the president of Yaleannounced on Wednesday that the university would preserve the name of a residential universityhonoring the nineteenth-century politician and white supremacist John C. Calhoun. The president, Peter Salovey, additionally said the university could call its two new residential schoolsfor [...]

April 29, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Yale Defies Calls to Rename Calhoun college

Chinese official calls Trump ‘irrational’ on trade

Chinese official calls Trump ‘irrational’ on trade

Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei criticized Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, calling him “an irrational type” due to his proposal that tariffs on imported Chinese goods be increased to up to 45 percent. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Sunday, Lou said, “Trump is an irrational type. If he were to [...]

April 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Chinese official calls Trump ‘irrational’ on trade

Chinese official calls Trump ‘irrational’ on trade

Chinese official calls Trump ‘irrational’ on trade

WASHINGTON – Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei criticized Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, calling him “an irrational type” due to the candidate’s proposal that tariffs on imported Chinese goods be increased to up to 45 percent. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published on Sunday, Lou said, “Trump is an irrational type. If he [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Chinese official calls Trump ‘irrational’ on trade

Social Club at Harvard Rejects Calls to Admit Women, Citing Risk of Sexual Misconduct

Social Club at Harvard Rejects Calls to Admit Women, Citing Risk of Sexual Misconduct

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Members of the oldest all-male club at Harvardhave almost never spoken publicly about the organization since its founding in 1791. This week, that silence was broken when an official with the group, the Porcellian Club, said that admitting women could increase the chances of sexual misconduct. “Forcing single-gender organizations to accept members [...]

April 17, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Social Club at Harvard Rejects Calls to Admit Women, Citing Risk of Sexual Misconduct

Malaysia parliament report calls for probe into 1MDB

Malaysia parliament report calls for probe into 1MDB

A Malaysian parliamentary inquiry on Thursday slammed the board of state fund 1MDB for being irresponsible and urged a probe into its former chief, but stopped short of implicating Prime Minister Najib Razak who was an advisor for the troubled firm. Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said senior management at 1Malaysia Development Bhd withheld crucial [...]

April 7, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Malaysia parliament report calls for probe into 1MDB

Muslim family in US upset after teacher calls boy a terrorist

Muslim family in US upset after teacher calls boy a terrorist

A 12-year-old Muslim boy has accused his teacher of religiously targeting him by calling him a “terrorist” in front of his peers in the US state of Texas, prompting school authorities to probe the incident. Waleed Abushaaban, a 7th grade student in First Colony Middle School has been the butt of “bomb” jokes and ridicule [...]

April 3, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Muslim family in US upset after teacher calls boy a terrorist

Teachers’ union calls for ballot on primary test boycott

Teachers’ union calls for ballot on primary test boycott

Teachers have voted to ballot for a boycott of all primary school tests, after claims that children in England are the “most tested in Europe”. The National Union of Teachers’ conference heard warnings that schools had become “exam factories”. Delegates criticised “chaotic” changes to primary assessment and voted for a ballot to boycott tests taken [...]

March 27, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Teachers’ union calls for ballot on primary test boycott

Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy

Which operation has the United Nations bungled most badly? The ponderous response to the Ebola epidemic — or the ongoing deployment of 4,500 troops in Haiti? Or was it the dispatch of peacekeepers to the Central African Republic who have ended up accused of raping and abusing the people they’re supposed to be looking out [...]

March 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Departing UN Official Calls Organization a ‘Black Hole’ of Bureaucracy