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University Council votes to include gender identity, expression in anti-discrimination policy

University of Georgia

By Brad Mannion In the midst of the 90-minute University Council meeting at the University of Georgia, Janine Aronson, a professor in the Terry College of Business, spoke on the anti-discrimination policy and its amendment to include gender identity and gender expression as a separate category of discrimination. “Speaking as the first faculty member who is a transsexual…this statement is ... Read More »

New Zealand: University enrolments back on the rise

University of Otago

Strong growth in first-year student numbers has helped turn around three years of declining enrolments at the University of Otago. Vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne told yesterday’s university council meeting student numbers rose by the narrowest of margins on last year, climbing by 0.1% to 17,707 equivalent-full-time students (Efts), which was ”fantastic” news. The increase follows three successive years of declining ... Read More »

Uganda: Makerere University students count losses

Makerere University

Makerere University students are growing restless over the failure of the University Council and staff to reach an agreement over the two-week-long strike. Lillian Aber, the guild information minister, said students were losing money every additional day that the university does not open. “The longer this issue continues, the more time the students will lose. This was supposed to be ... Read More »

University of Canterbury to run on empty by next year

University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury will run out of money next year, forcing it to borrow cash to fund its day-to-day operations. The university has already asked for government help, but Vice-Chancellor Rod Carr insists it is not facing an “imminent crisis”. “We’re not going to run out of time. We’re forecasting and the Government is aware of our circumstances.” It ... Read More »

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