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January, Not August, Is New Start Date For 25% Of Freshman Collegians

In spite of the long-held image of freshmen moving into college wearing shorts and flip-flops under colorful foliage, one in four first-time students at American colleges and universities now starts not in the early fall, but in the winter ...

Award-winning Confucius Institute first in world to have local lecturers – University World News

The University of Zimbabwe Confucius Institute is set to become the only one in the world with local lecturers, at a time when it has received an award for being the best in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Kumbh mystique now draws Harvard dons

Besides the millions of pilgrims, ash-smeared ascetics, doe-eyed starlets and wide-eyed tourists that usually flock to the Mahakumbh Mela in Allahabad, there is a new class of visitors the religious gathering has attracted this year: academics and students from Harvard University.