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Daugaard backs ending collective bargaining at universities

Added: 19.01.2018 21:33 | 0 views | 0 comments

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he would support legislation to end collective bargaining at the state's public universities. House Speaker Mark Mickelson said Friday that the bill should be ready next week. The Republican lawmaker says it's important that the institutions can adapt and meet the needs of students and ...]

Industrial hemp backers narrow proposal for Kansas research

Added: 17.01.2018 0:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates of industrial hemp production in Kansas are pursuing a new legislative proposal for allowing state universities to research it. The new bill is narrower than a measure opposed by law enforcement officials last year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee had a hearing Tuesday. ...]

#Metoo reaches China: As claims are made against two professors, Beijing struggles to keep a lid on movement

Added: 14.01.2018 17:07 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new chapter in #MeToo appears to be emerging in China after a university professor was sacked and another is facing an investigation over sexual misconduct allegations. The #MeToo campaign spread rapidly in the West in October after multiple accusations against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Allegations have been made against men in China – particularly within academia - but the movement has struggled to gain momentum in a country where the media and Internet are controlled by a stability-obsessed, male dominated Communist Party. However, on Thursday a Beijing university said it had sacked one of its top scholars after he was accused of sexual misconduct by a group of women. Beihang University said on its official microblog that an investigation found that Chen Xiaowu‘s behavior had violated professional ethics and created an “odious influence on society.” The university said: “Morality and ability, and actions and talent are as one. This is the demand of Beihang‘s values and the school has zero tolerance for violations of professorial ethics,”  A placard with the hashtag "MeToo" is seen on a European Parliament member's desk during a debate Credit: Reuters Beihang also pledged to upgrade mechanisms to identify such cases. The initial allegation against Chen came from one of his former doctoral students, Luo Qianqian, who posted on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, that the professor had tried to pressure her into sex 12 years ago. Ms Luo, who lives in the US, tagged WoYeShi, the Chinese translation of #MeToo, and said in her online comments that the campaign had inspired her to act. Several other alleged victims came forward with accounts of Chen’s behaviour. Ms Luo wrote on her Weibo after Chen’s dismissal: “Women who have awoken to themselves are even more powerful! "Kindness and bravery are our most beautiful expressions.” Chen’s case was covered widely in Chinese media, possibly because the allegations originated overseas. And then on Friday, another Beijing professor was at the centre of sexual misconduct claims. Xue Yuan, a professor from the University of International Business and Economics, was accused of sexual harassment in an online posting by an anonymous college student. The student also sent emails to China’s graft body, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce, the China Daily said. A vendor sells #MeToo badges a protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters in Hollywood, Los Angeles Credit: Reuters The university said that it had immediately formed an “investigative team”. It said: “The working team has exchanged emails with the Internet user (who made the allegations), inviting her to supply authentic, correct and original evidence under the condition of protecting her privacy and personal safety." Meanwhile, Xue Yuan, who is carrying out a short term academic project overseas was called back for further investigation. The two cases are being widely discussed on Chinese social media, raising hopes among many that more women might speak out. However, Leta Hong Fincher, an expert on feminism in China, said the authorities will act before the movement becomes too powerful.   “So far, students at around 60 universities in China have joined in the #MeToo campaign, many of them using their real names,” said Hong Fincher, author of Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China. “Women are posting the letters on social media, but censors delete them very quickly. There's no question that the Communist Party is frightened by the prospect of a viral #MeToo movement galvanising Chinese university students." The men have not yet responded to the allegations.  Additional reporting by Christine Wei

James Franco, Universities Where He Taught Say No Sexual Misconduct Complaints

Added: 13.01.2018 9:06 | 3 views | 0 comments

James Franco is facing 4 sexual misconduct complaints from some of his former acting students at Studio 4 and Playhouse West, so we decided to call around and see if anyone lodged complaints at the various schools where the actor taught, and it...


Interior puts grants to nonprofits, universities through political-appointee review

Added: 09.01.2018 12:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

The new system, affecting millions of taxpayer dollars, aims to “promote the priorities” of Trump administration.

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May's Reshambles: Toby Young quits, minister who sent woman aide to buy sex toy is shafted, and MPs round on 'pathetically weak' PM

Added: 09.01.2018 11:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Theresa May suffered fresh humiliation this morning with the resignation of "porn addict" Toby Young as a universities watchdog two days after she publicly defended him.

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Dormitories in Zhejiang University / STI Studio from the Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University

Added: 08.01.2018 22:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

This is probably one of the most humanized students’ dormitories among all the universities in Zhejiang province or even in China. Due to the architect make good use of the site, arranging all the room spaces facing south. This provides students with accommodation space where could meet sunshine all the year round in the limited site. It is of great importance to improve the living condition in south China, considering the humid climate.


Theresa May on the foxhunting ban, Donald Trump's mental state and Toby Young's comments

Added: 08.01.2018 11:52 | 1 views | 0 comments

Theresa May has insisted she has "no" concerns about the mental state of the President of the United States.  The Prime Minister was asked on BBC1's Andrew Marr Show about "quite serious questions being raised by some people about his mental state. Do you think they’re serious?" Mrs May replied: "No. As I say when I deal with President Trump what I see is somebody who is committed to ensuring that he is taking decisions in the best interests of the United States." Mrs May comments came after  Mr Trump said on Twitter that he was a "very stable genius". Mrs May spoke to the BBC's Andrew Marr on Sunday Credit: Reuters A new book by American journalist Michael Wolff presents a picture of a doomed administration lurching from crisis to crisis, steered by a childlike figure who responds to over-stimulation with intense, reflexive outbursts. Mr Trump said on Saturday: "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” PM 'not impressed' by Toby Young comments Elsewhere in the interview Mrs May made clear that she did not expect Toby Young, a controversial journalist, to quit a new post on the universities regulator over misogynistic comments he made in the past. She said: "Toby Young has done exceedingly good work in relation to free schools. And that’s what led to him being appointed to the office for students. "When he was appointed I was not aware of these comments that he had made. Frankly I’m not at all impressed by those comments. Prime Minister Theresa May meets a dog called Blitz after attending a church service near her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire "He’s now in public office and as far as I’m concerned if he was to continue to use that sort of language and talk in that sort of way he would no longer be in public office." Asked if he can carry on, Mrs May said: "He’s apologised, but as I say if he – if he continues to talk and use this sort of language then he will no longer be in public office." PM: I'm not a quitter Mrs May also said again that she wanted to carry on as Tory leader until 2022, when the next general election is due to be held. She said: "I’m not a quitter. I’m in this for the long term. I’ve said that I want to fight that." At a glance | Fox hunting No vote on relaxing fox hunting ban Mrs May also confirmed there will be no vote on relaxing the fox hunting ban before 2022 because it was not a proper policy during the election last June. She said: "One of the clear messages we got was a number of areas in which people were concerned about what we were proposing. Credit: AP Photo/Simon Dawson "So just as we’ve looked at issues on school funding, on tuition fees, on housing and we’re taking forward approaches in relation to that, on this issue of fox hunting what I can say is that there won’t be a vote during this parliament." Mrs May also said that the law might be changed to ensure the victims of crime are told when criminals responsible for harming them are released from prison. She said that she knew "someone who wasn’t told about this, so it’s important that we look at that and say actually should we be doing this in a different way".

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