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Endangered sharks to be protected under international law

An international conference voted on Monday to ban trade in some shark species whose populations have fallen to crisis levels due in part to demand from China, the world's biggest consumer of shark fins for use in soup.

Op/Ed: A massive opportunity for universities in the era of the MOOC …and one danger.

As the world of higher ed buzzes about the explosive growth of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with equal parts fascination and terror, it’s important to cast a hard eye on what MOOC’s have accomplished so far, what they haven’t accomplished, and what they may never accomplish.

Global Ambitions

Arguably no university has been as ambitious in expanding its global footprint as New York University, which has opened degree-granting liberal arts campuses in Abu Dhabi and now Shanghai, and is rapidly enlarging its network of “study away” sites to encompass 11 other locations on six continents.