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Russian Higher Education’s Identity Crisis

BY VICTORIA PARDINI

Russian academia has drawn increased attention from the international academic community in the past year, though not always for groundbreaking research or the prestige of individual institutions. Earlier this month, Science Magazine reported that Russian journals retracted more than 800 papers following allegations of plagiarism.

North America 2.0: A Workforce Development Agenda

As new technology reshapes workplaces and jobs across North America, the United States, Mexico, and Canada need to reinvent the ways that they educate, train, and re-skill their workforces.  With Mexico and Canada now the United States’ two largest economic partners, more than ever the three countries need to work together to effectively and equitably manage the massive transformations ahead in the skills needed by tomorrow’s employees.

Legislative Rematch

After the President’s Government Report, the presentation of the economic package, and Independence Day celebrations, the second year of work for the 64th Congressional Legislature begins.

Eight cabinet secretaries, including those of Finance, Education, Energy, Public Safety and Welfare, will be cited for the glossary of the Presidential Report.

The economic package will be discussed in the appropriate committees, in order to have the Revenue Act approved by both chambers on October 31, and the Expenditure Budget approved by the Chamber of Deputies on November 15.

Mariam’s Journey: Why I am Helping People Rise

My father always told me “women should stay at home, it is where they belong”. I grew up hearing that education is useless and that girls my age were already married with children. My father, a traditional-minded old-fashioned 81 year old, always told me that a woman belonged at her husband’s house. He frequently told me that I was not good enough, and insisted on pulling me out of school. This made me too scared to do anything about the problems I kept witnessing every single day in my community since it would only make him angrier at me, so I just turned a blind eye.

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