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But on Monday, she and her colleagues will need to face thousands of students grappling with a single question: how did two students from their secular, liberal and elite school turn into brutal terrorists ready to kill people with very similar upbringings to their own? Parveen, the director and chief operating officer at Scholastica school in Dhaka, will need to help the students find a way past the question, if not an answer, even as she struggles with it herself. The presence of Rohan Imtiaz and Meer Saameh Mubasher, two former Scholastica students, among the six terrorists who killed 22 people at a popular caf last weekend has dragged the popular Dhaka school to the centre of a global debate on the background of the attackers. Comment?
New Delhi, July 2: Aradhana Sachdeva was convinced her university club "little sister" Tarishi Jain would need to cut back on work for the International Students Association of Berkeley , when she underwent surgery for three ligament tears. Tarishi, a 19-year-old freshman undergraduate student majoring in economics at the University of California Berkeley, handled outreach to fresh students for the ISAB, now headed by Aradhana, an undergraduate biology major a year her senior. Comment?
New Delhi, Feb 16 : Jawaharlal Nehru University teachers joined the students in boycotting classes on Tuesday in protest against arrest of its student union leader in a sedition case and said they would take classes on "nationalism" in the varsity lawns. The students on Monday had gone on an indefinite strike till The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar is released and the sedition case against him dropped. Comment?
New Delhi, Feb. 8: Kaushik Jayaram has abandoned his childhood fear of cockroaches to acquire a sense of awe over their antics - and develop a prototype robot that promises to do things no robot has done before. The Indian engineer, who spent over two years trying to extract secrets of cockroaches' locomotion abilities at the University of California, Berkeley, has helped design a palm-sized, soft-legged robot that can squeeze itself to move across a confined space. Comment?
Lucknow, Jan. 6: Educationist and social activist Sandeep Pandey has been removed from the post of visiting professor at Banaras Hindu University's IIT. Pandey today told The Telegraph that his teaching contract had been terminated prematurely on the "charge of links with Naxalites and anti-national forces" although he was a "practising Gandhian". Comment?
New Delhi, Oct. 22: A single-degree rise in average temperature over India could reduce the country's per capita growth by about 1 per cent, environmental scientists said today after a global study of the economic fallout of climate change was published. The study by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, has shown that India is among countries likely to be adversely affected as existing income disparities widen between rich and poor nations in a warming world. Comment?
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