Education briefs for Monday, Feb. 26

VCU professor to serve as Tate Exchange Associate RICHMOND — A Virginia Commonwealth University professor is the first U.S.-based Tate Exchange Associate at Tate Modern in London. John Freyer, a professor in VCU’s School of the Arts, will serve as an associate in London from June 26 to July 1. The exchange aims to show how art makes a difference in society. The VCU arts school is the Tate Exchange’s first U.S. partner. UR professor to get Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize RICHMOND — A University of Richmond professor will be awarded the…

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Education’s contribution to vital issues

THE importance of education and how it contributes to important issues such as climate change, resilience and sustainable development were some of the most important questions raised during the 20th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers which was held in Nadi last week. Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Patricia Scotland said commitments made under the Fijian “bula” spirit would make a difference in future discussions and outcomes. “The objectives must answer the question as to whether education could really make a contribution to resilience and also to help us to make our contributions…

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Experts Debate Financial Future of American Higher Education

Students sit outside at Sweet Briar College, which came very close to closing in 2015. Sweet Briar College is a small, private women’s college in the American state of Virginia. In 2015, the school’s governing board grew concerned about its financial future and considered closing the school. But after a change in leadership and the hard work of its employees and former students, Sweet Briar stayed open. Now, almost three years later, Sweet Briar College is “doing remarkably well,” says Teresa Tomlinson. She is the head of the school’s board of directors. She says…

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