Internships in Japan dogged by recruiting, cheap labor suspicions

Jun 24, 2016

Internships in Japan dogged by recruiting, cheap labor suspicions

Part of Hideyuki Morimoto’s internship at U.S. chemical giant DuPont’s branch in Tochigi Prefecture involved preparing an experiment on engineering plastic. Although his mentor was watching over him, he still felt pressure to perform. “Unlike studying, if I make a mistake, it would cause ...

Jun 18, 2016

The need for more scholarships

The ruling and opposition parties must follow through on their promises to increase university scholarships and prevent more students from having to take out crippling loans.

Jun 13, 2016

Cloistered nun gets PhD in rocket engines

A nun in India has received a PhD for her study of scramjet engines, devices that can be used in space craft, news reports said. Sister Benedicta of the Holy Face, 32, is a member of a Carmelite community in the city of Pune, ...

Murder-suicide forces lockdown at UCLA

Jun 2, 2016

Murder-suicide forces lockdown at UCLA

Hundreds of heavily armed officers swarmed the sprawling UCLA campus Wednesday following a shooting that forced thousands to barricade themselves in classrooms and offices, some using belts and chairs to secure doors, until authorities determined the gunman and the professor he shot were dead. ...