21 avril 2017

Rapport de la commission Mazeaud sur les procédures bâillons

Face à la multiplication des actions en diffamation contre les enseignants-chercheurs, destinées à brider leur liberté d'expression et donc de recherche, dont certains cas récents ont créé un vif émoi dans la communauté universitaire, le secrétaire d'Etat à l'E.S.R. a installé le 21 mars dernier une commission chargée de lui remettre très rapidement un rapport sur les "procédures bâillons", ce qui a été fait le 20 avril 2017. Cette commission, présidée par le Professeur Denis Mazeaud, et composée de Camille Broyelle, Emmanuelle Filiberti, Valérie Malabat et Yves Surel, a formulé deux séries de propositions destinées à protéger à la fois les universitaires et les universités.
  • Sur le premier point, il s'agit de faire en sorte que la protection fonctionnelle à laquelle ont droit les universitaires de la part de leur établissement puisse leur être accordée de manière automatique ou presque.
  • Sur le second point, il s'agit de sanctionner plus lourdement les auteurs de ces procédures bâillons afin de les dissuader de les intenter. Un renforcement général de la liberté d'expression et même de la liberté de la presse est également préconisé.
La première série de propositions relevant de la circulaire pourra être adoptée sans délai. La seconde série de propositions, impliquant des modifications de lois ou de décrets, demeureront à ce stade des préconisations, mais suffisamment consensuelles pour qu'elles puissent sans doute être adoptées rapidement. Voir l'article...

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19 avril 2017

ESU and YFJ concerned about attacks on academic freedom in Hungary

ESU OnlineLegislation passed by the Hungarian parliament yesterday has endangered academic freedom in Hungary. The bill that was voted through by MPs will severely restrict the operation of foreign universities in the country, including Central European University (CEU). 
The European Students’ Union (ESU) together with the European Youth Forum express grave concern at the impact this will have on freedom of education and international cooperation with Hungary. More...

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18 avril 2017

New York approves tuition-free college for middle class

New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle-class students at both two- and four-year public colleges, writes Katie Lobosco for CNN Money. More...

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Secretary General Jagland concerned about freedom of expression and freedom of assembly after mass detentions at demonstrations

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"The detention of hundreds of citizens, including opposition leader Alexey Navalny while exercising their right to freedom of expression and to peaceful assembly raises issues under the European Convention on Human Rights. I am particularly concerned about the reported detention of minors. I call for the release of all those detained. More...

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Conference on Strasbourg Court´s case law on freedom of expression

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "coe.int"A conference to discuss the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on media freedom and freedom of expression is bringing together in Strasbourg today judges and lawyers of the European Court of Human Rights, media lawyers, academics, policymakers, journalists, media professionals and civil society representatives. More...

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16 avril 2017

Should students be free to register with different doctors for home and away?

In a recent report for HEPI, The invisible Problem? Improving Students’ Mental Health, Poppy Brown makes several recommendations, the first of which is ‘dual registration’ in general practice: ‘Allowing students to be simultaneously registered with a general practitioner (GP) at home and at university.’ More...

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CEU and Academic Freedom

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Let me tell you about this university in Europe. It’s a small, private institution in which specializes in the humanities and social sciences. It’s run on western lines, and is one of the best institutions in the country for research. And now the Government is trying to shut it down, mainly because it finds the institution politically troublesome.
Think I’m talking about Central European University (CEU) in Budapest? Well, I’m not. I’m talking about the
European University of Saint Petersburg (EUSP), which has had its license to operate revoked mainly because of its program of studies on gender and LGBTQ issues. And I’m kind of interested in why we focus on one and not the other. More...

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The Free Tuition Impulse

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. A few weeks ago I presented yet more evidence about why free tuition was mostly a subsidy for the rich and was unlikely, on its own, to do very much with respect to equalizing access (scroll through here and here if you really want to read me on this subject, though I imagine most of you are pretty familiar with my spiel by now). Someone asked me: “why don’t people like the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) get this?  Surely they can read the evidence, why would they persist in touting a solution which is manifestly regressive”. More...

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Colleges can get free Narcan

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. As the United States continues to grapple with the opioid crisis, a new program is targeting college campuses with an effort to deliver 40,000 doses of Narcan in an effort to save more lives. More...

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Higher education’s unsustainable, inexorable rise

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. America doesn’t need free college tuition for all subsidized by taxpayers. What it needs is smart consumers of higher education who push back on the unsustainable rate increases. More...

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