15 septembre 2019

George Washington Colonial Under Fire

HomeBy Elin Johnson. Some students view term as racist.
The term “Colonial” used to grace (or disgrace, depending on where you fall) mugs, expensive T-shirts and community spaces across George Washington University’s downtown D.C. campus. More...

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14 septembre 2019

$1.7 Million Endowment to Fund Slavery Reparations

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Virginia Theological Seminary established a $1.7 million endowment with plans to use the proceeds to fund reparations for the institution's ties to slavery, Religion News Service reported. More...

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Killing the Conference Interview

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. American Historical Association ends annual meeting interviews and American Economic Association ends single hotel room interviews. More...

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07 septembre 2019

Being vegetarian 'lowers heart disease risk but increases chance of stroke'

The GuardianFindings of major UK study have mixed results for those giving up eating meat. More...

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Universities need to rein in academic air travel and greenhouse gases

The ConversationA recent article on air travel in the journal Science has caused some turbulence in the academic community.
In it, Kim Cobb, a climate scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, calculated that she had travelled nearly 200,000 kilometres in 2017, mostly to attend conferences. That’s the equivalent of 10 Montréal to Beijing round trips, or five times around the world. More...

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03 septembre 2019

A ‘climate’ change taking place on U.S. campuses

Techno-News BlogThe slowness of many colleges and universities to mobilize to combat the effects of changing demographics, rapid advances in technology, rising costs of tuition and students’ customer preference has shifted the campus ground. More...

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31 août 2019

Joint Media Release: University staff and students stand in solidarity to demand climate action

The National Union of Students (NUS) and National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) stand together to demand climate action, and call on students and the wider university community to attend the mass university student walkout for climate action across the country on the 9th of August. More...

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Racing towards a climate catastrophe (Advocate 26 02)

Around the world, governments of all persuasions, big and small, are declaring a ‘climate emergency’, acknowledging that we are quickly running out of time to reduce carbon emissions and slow global warming. In May, the City of Sydney became the 26th local Australian government to do so, and it is expected more will follow. More...

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Ramsay Centre: UOW fast-tracking to avoid scrutiny (Advocate 26 02)

On 18 December 2018, University of Wollongong (UOW) staff and students woke to the news that UOW had signed an MOU with the Ramsay Centre to offer a Bachelor Degree in Western Civilisation. We were completely blindsided by the announcement. More...

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29 août 2019

Pour voir la situation autrement : les cartes mentales

logoLa vie nous met régulièrement à l’épreuve dans des situations complexes et inconfortables. Ne voir qu’un aspect des choses, foncer de manière peu réfléchie, être aveuglé par nos filtres, hésiter et ne rien faire sont autant de comportements qui inhibent notre réel pouvoir créatif, de performance et de jugement. Plus...

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