22 mai 2018

Feds Aim for Fall Release of Campus Sexual Misconduct Rule

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. The Department of Education plans to issue a draft regulation in September governing colleges' handling of campus sexual misconduct, according to an update of the Trump administration's federal regulatory agenda this week. More...

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Dealing with the scourge of sexual violence and harassment in universities

By Sharon Dell – Acting Africa Editor. In this week’s edition, there are two contributions which raise the pressing problem of gender-based violence, sexual harassment and gender inequality on African university campuses. In Africa Analysis, Ayenachew A Woldegiyorgis takes the prevalence of sexual violence towards women on Ethiopian university campuses as a starting point for a discussion on gender inequality in the country’s universities, while in Africa Features Tunde Fatunde reports on how a recent sex-for-marks scandal at a Nigerian university highlights not only the prevalence of the scourge, but the collective complicity of society and its institutions which serves to drive it.
   As an antidote to rather grim subject matter, a news report by Munyaradzi Makoni about a fellowship programme run by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative aimed specifically at women scientists, provides evidence that female empowerment is happening in some quarters of academia.
   In other news from around the continent, we report on the recent launch of the first African Research Universities Alliance centre of excellence which is to be based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa; Kudzai Mashininga reports from Zimbabwe on a new government-driven plan to create university towns or cities around higher education institutions; and Maina Waruru reports on a recent announcement of the fellows and projects for the 2018 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.
   In World Blog, Nita Temmerman questions whether single, high-stakes exams effectively measure genuine student learning and suggests other methods of assessment that provide students with constructive feedback to help them improve. More...

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21 mai 2018

Michigan State Settles Nassar Claims for $500 Million

HomeBy Doug Lederman. University will pay $425 million to current plaintiffs, set aside $75 million for future. More...

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University Removes Sex Offender's Art

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Southern Maine has removed three paintings from an art exhibit on campus because the artist is a sex offender, The Portland Press Herald reported. More...

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Ohio State Investigates Possible Abuse by Team Doctor

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Ohio State University announced last week that it is expanding an investigation into possible sexual abuse of athletes by Richard Strauss, who served as a physician for several athletic teams from the mid-1970s through the 1990s and who died in 2005. More...

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11 mai 2018

Bordeaux accueille le prochain congrès international sur le harcèlement au travail

Focus RH - Gestion de carrière et évolution professionnelle« Mieux comprendre le harcèlement au travail dans un monde en mutation » est le thème d'un colloque international organisé à Bordeaux du 6 au 8 juin prochain. Plus...

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07 mai 2018

Why we must discuss sex, rape and porn in the classroom

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThe results of a recent NSPCC Childline survey revealed the extent to which children were exposed, addicted and even making and using pornographic imagery and videos, showed how for many children and young teenagers porn is a part of everyday life. More...

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Fallout as Peking University tries to silence student

By Yojana Sharma. A student at Peking University, China’s top institution, has been allowed to return to the campus after being barred for days for asking questions about campus sexual harassment and rape cases dating back to the 1990s. More...

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06 mai 2018

Protest at Swarthmore Over Title IX Issues

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Several hundred students at Swarthmore College, some of them engaged in a sit-in, have this week been protesting the college's handling of sex assault cases and of issues related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. More...

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Drake Defends Action on Professor in Harassment Case

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. After facing criticism for allowing a professor found to have harassed students to resign rather than be terminated, Drake University said this week that it handled the situation as well as it could, the Des Moines Register reported. More...

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