Leading Higher Education Into The Future

Ensuring the value of a college education and degree in our evolving professional world remains front of mind for Alison Byerly, the first woman to lead Lafayette College. Here, we chat about her strategy for equipping Lafayette graduates to thrive after graduation, how higher education can better support the professional growth of women and the reason why you can often find her at a Lafayette tailgate. Jessica Pliska: Your career began in the classroom teaching Victorian literature. What sparked your passion for literature? Alison Byerly: I always loved books and always loved…

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Obama’s Important Message About The Future Of Travel

Former US President Barack Obama speaking at the 2019 World Travel and Tourism Council’s Global Summit in Seville, Spain WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL When he was in his early 20s, a young Barack Obama visited Europe for the first time. He fondly remembers traveling alone, riding an overnight bus from Madrid to Barcelona, sharing a baguette with a fellow traveler who, in turn, shared his wine. They didn’t speak the same language, but it was that simple, human interaction that reinforced the fact that people around the world are…

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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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How to Bulk Up Your Business Portfolio for Future Clients

If you’ve noticed a lag in prospective customers to your business, perhaps you need a portfolio boost. Clients want to feel connected to the business that offers them their services and products. They want to feel like they are making the right decision by choosing your business to help them with whatever they need. And, without a doubt, these clients are going to peruse your portfolio to make sure your work is up to their standards. Therefore, to get new, interested clients, you should bulk up your portfolio a bit…

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Coursera focuses on corporate training programmes for future growth

So far, Coursera has partnered with Indian School of Business and is aspires to get IITs and IIMs on its platform. Mumbai: Global online education platform Coursera is focused on strengthening its enterprise business in India by partnering with more companies and educational institutions for its future growth, said a top company official. Last year, the US-based company launched Coursera for Business, under which it curates online courses for companies as part of its corporate training programmes. Globally, the programme is used by 100 companies. In India, some of its corporate…

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Mothers-To-Be Stop Stressing, It Might Put Child at Future Risk of Binge Eating

A large section of the world is grappling with the issue over-eating, which is becoming one of the major reasons of obesity among the masses today.People who overeat or have atendency to binge into food every now and then, more than an average man/woman would have a clinical disorder called binge eating disorder (BED). People with BED compulsively eat large amounts of food in a short amount of time and feel a sense of guilt or shame afterwards. And they do so often: at least once a week over a…

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Iraq must invest in education to secure its future

Even though 200,000 people – 85,000 of them children – continue to be trapped in the violence raging in west Mosul’s Old City area, work is ongoing to re-open 47 schools in the areas of west Mosul that were retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) by Iraqi forces. I visited east Mosul, which was fully recaptured by Iraqi forces in January this year, after the violence wound down. I spoke to many parents; their one request was for schools to re-open…

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Journey of the Future competition: vote now

Last month, we asked students to pitch us their innovative transport ideas in 300 words or less. Our expert judges looked for a combination of originality, creativity and practicality, and ideas had to be based on technology that exists, or has the potential to exist. Below are their final five shortlisted entries – and now it’s up to you to pick a winner. Have a read and vote for your favourite at the bottom of the page. The Loop, a magnetic monorail – Stephen Rowland As the morning light touched…

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Buenos Aires’ new cocktail bars look back to the future

Argentina’s capital has an honourable cocktail tradition, and today’s bartenders are tapping into the past to revive local drinks, albeit with a new twist Happy hour … Los Galgos, an historic Buenos Aires cafe, is now a cocktail bar, too. Photograph: Ciuffo You get an interesting reaction if you tell people in Buenos Aires that you’re going for a cocktail at Los Galgos, a small corner bar on a busy street a few blocks from the city’s courthouses. They will either offer a knowing nod of approval or, if they…

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UNWTO: Bright future for Greek tourism

United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary general Taleb Rifai has expressed the confidence of the organisation in the continued growth of the tourism sector in Greece. In 2015, international tourist arrivals to Greece grew by seven per cent to reach 23.6 million, while exports generated by the sector increased by six per cent to €14.2 billion. Meeting Greek minister of tourism Elena Kountoura to discuss the situation and prospects of tourism in Europe and Greece Rifai said: “We have no doubt that Greece will maintain a powerful image worldwide as…

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