fix articles 86410, universities
Divestment defeated at UC Riverside (tags)
Riverside defeats divestment. UCLA and SDSU are next
US Universities of Shame (tags)
Plural Economics (tags)
Vancouver Canada has 23 community centers, some with swimming pools that can take your breath away. Learning from other cultures and countries is a sign of strength, not of weakness. Without a social contract we become wolves. Without public goods, the market economy fails.
"Occupy may have already accomplished more than the 68ers" (tags)
"In bad times, politics hearkens back to the simple, heavy-handed neoliberal thought model. Neoliberalism simply says what the rich and powerful like to hear. The trust and faith of the younger generations in the established system is broken.."
ACLU of California: Sign the Petition: Bring Back Balance (tags)
Please sign this one from the ACLU on sentencing reform! We should be spending money on more constructive things than on locking up non-violent, low level offenders! Thank you!
Free College Grants and Tuition Opportunities (tags)
The federal government is putting more money into the hands of college students than ever before and much of the impetus behind it is the No Child Left Behind Act. The measures help to assure that more primary and secondary schools are held accountable for making sure kids get the attention and education they deserve without prejudices. Which means a much higher percentage of high school students are earning diplomas. More students stand a chance of attending college when the right financial and social resources are available to them along with educators with the know-how and experience to guide them to the right academic and career choices.
Israeli Academic Freedom at Rish (tags)
israeli free expression endangered
Universities for Bread & Roses (tags)
A view from the South on the global rebellion against the neo-liberal university.
Freedom of Speech at Universities (tags)
Events this week in both the USA and the UK have once again shown the double standard for free speech at universities
International education strike network-meeting in Berlin 15.th – 17.th of January 2010 (tags)
Becouse of the international Studentsprotest there is the first official international education strike network-meeting at th Humbold University Berlin from the 15.th unitil the 17.th of January 2010. In europe now there are more than 280 universities occupied and the students have claims to those respnsible wich are a must for a sensible education. Worldwide more then 580 universities are participating with the protestactivities. the most of those are also occupied
The US Will Experience Its Big Surprise (tags)
The dollar devaluation has to do with many things, above all with the double deficit. The US must become indebted more and more. China and Dubai could go on a shopping spree and buy oil companies. The US must earn euros to pay for the oil to be imported.
Academic Capitalism (tags)
The academic world changes fundamentally when universities are understood as businesses. Rectors become CEOs and researchers and teachers become point chasers through conditioning.
Every School as a Small Business (tags)
The Bertelsmann foundation reorganizes German schools according to market criteria. A privatization of the political is occurring worldwide today.. Bertelsmann keeps a tight reign on public libraries, schools and universities through performance standards and control instruments.
Blair joins the attack on Britain’s Muslims (tags)
Prime Minister Tony Blair has placed himself at the head of an ongoing and sinister campaign against Britain’s Muslim minority. This week he used his monthly press conference to solidarise himself with former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw’s attack on the veil or niqab, telling reporters that it was “a mark of separation and that is why it makes other people from outside of the community feel uncomfortable.” He also backed the decision by Kirklees council to suspend the young teaching assistant Aishah Azmi for refusing to remove her veil in front of male staff.
Secondary Illiterates: The Crisis of Education in Western Industrial Countries (tags)
"Euroepan literacy and the schooling of society were not generous civilizing gifts to people but part of that process described as `inner colonialization'..Infrastructural institu-tions are not market enterprises but overall social conditions for the market economy.."
The battle on America's campuses (tags)
Despite the feeling that anti-Israel sentiment is increasing at U.S. universities, it is unclear who's winning the war of words that has been waged there since the start of the intifada
9th July 2003 (18-Tir 1382): Iran Stands Up! (tags)
9th July 2003 is an exceptional day in Iran. University students plan on a demonstration and the government bans it. Iranians all over the world demonstrate in front of Iran embassies to support Iranian students.
Educational Indocrination (tags)
This organization is dedicated to fighting political and social bias and indocrination in universities.
ACTA List Breakdown By College or University--7 Schools Have Over Half The Items (tags)
ACTA's report, "Defending Civilization: How Our Universities Are Failing America, and What Can Be Done About It," pretends to present an objective picture of what is happening on America's campuses. Its evidence, which is barely mentioned, much less analyzed in the body of the report, is presented in an 117 item list in the appendix. But a single school accounted for 15 items, 3 accounted for 40 items and just 7 schools accounted for 59 items, more than half the items on the list. This hardly represents American colleges and universities as a whole. It represents extremely sloppy "research."
ACTA List Breakdown By College or University (tags)
ACTA's report, "Defending Civilization: How Our Universities Are Failing America, and What Can Be Done About It," pretends to present an objective picture of what is happening on America's campuses. Its evidence, which is barely mentioned, much less analyzed in the body of the report, is presented in an 117 item list in the appendix. But a single school accounted for 15 items, 3 accounted for 40 items and just 7 schools accounted for 59 items, more than half the items on the list. This hardly represents American colleges and universities as a whole. It repreesnts extremely sloopy "research."
NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION: Taco Bell Boycott, Nov. 29 - Dec.1 (tags)
From Thursday, November 29, to Saturday, December 1, universities and communities across the country will be participating in a campaign of three days of action at Taco Bell restaurants.
Universities and Countries Begging Companies (tags)
Science was noticeably absent at BIO2001: Most of the booths were of Western cities, states, countries et al. and universities competing with each other to give biotech corporations the sweetest offer in the form of tax breaks and office parks etc. Here we see one of Germany’s booths: It compares the contributions of Martin Luther and Back to those of biotech companies. Come on! The actual biotech company booths appeared to be not staffed by scientists seriously discussing the pros and cons of their work, but by capitalists out to make as much money as possible.