$300m Rhodes-style scholarship coming to Tsinghua University

Stephen A. Schwarzman, the founder of private equity firm Blackstone Group, has established a new scholarship at Beijing’s Tsinghua University. The program will be endowed with $300 million USD — $100 million coming directly from Schwarzman, and the rest from donors. Dubbed the Schwarzman Scholars program, it is being touted as a rival in both …Read More

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Speed Dating in an English Lesson

A few weeks ago I finished my first academic year of teaching Oral English at a university in the Middle Kingdom. There’ve been ups and downs, yadda, yadda, but it’s been, overall, good. Even the work has been okay. Here’s a short piece I wrote back in March about my favourite lesson. This week, in …Read More

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