Minister Abu Faour sues school over molesting girls

Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abu Faour filed a lawsuit as head of the Higher Juvenile Council against anyone who was shown to be involved in molesting girls in a Mount Lebanon Catholic school, according to a statement issued by his press office on Saturday. On Friday, LBC television reported that a school teacher was […]

Turmoil in Syria and Egypt driving western students to the American University of Beirut

Not so long ago, Western students wanting to study in the Arab world flocked to Cairo and Damascus. But as last year’s Egyptian uprising and enduring unrest in Syria made those once-secure locales more dangerous, Americans wanting a safer semester abroad started going in larger numbers to a place long synonymous with war and danger […]

AUB makes tuition and financial aid more accessible

The American University of Beirut is applying a new tuition policy for the entering undergraduate class of fall 2011. “The announcement that AUB was changing its tuition and financial aid policies prompted a strong—and mostly peaceful—reaction from many AUB students, who demonstrated on campus … and expressed their dissatisfaction in other ways as well,” the […]

Middle Eastern students excel in engineering & science competition

The Middle East region had good representation at the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which saw Arab students win seven awards. Students from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco participated but it was eleven talented students from Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Jordan that won five IDEF Grand Awards and two Special Awards.