About 62 students detained in Venezuela protest: Daniel Ascanio, student leader from Simon Bolivar University

University students block a road during an anti-government protest in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas on June 30, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) More than 60 students have been detained by Venezuelan security forces during the latest anti-government protests in the Latin American country, an opposition student leader says. Daniel Ascanio, student leader from Simon Bolivar University, […]

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Dozens of students, teachers hold protest to demand justice for pregnant African American woman Charleena Lyles

Students hold rallies on the steps of Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, on Tuesday, June 21, 2017. (Photo via king5.com) Dozens of students have held rallies to protest police brutality against African Americans after the shooting death of a black pregnant woman by a police officer. Protesters rallied on the steps of Garfield High […]

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Graduates at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame walk out during US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech

A group of graduates at Indiana’s University of Notre Dame have walked on US Vice President Mike Pence during a commencement speech, to protest President Donald Trump’s discriminatory policies against Muslims. Dozens of students and their parents silently stood up and walked out of the ceremony in South Bend, Indiana on Sunday, when Pence, the […]

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Sexual assault, harassment and gender violence ‘at epidemic levels’ in UK universities: Report

Sexual harassment, misconduct and gender violence by university staff are at epidemic levels in the UK, a Guardian investigation suggests. Sexual assault, harassment and gender violence by university staff are at “epidemic levels” in Britain, a new report suggests, the latest in a string of institutional sex abuse accusations in the United Kingdom. New findings […]

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Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts admits historical connections to slavery

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (file photo) Harvard University, one of the most prestigious colleges in the United States, has publicly acknowledged its connections with slavery in colonial America. At a conference on the relationship between colleges and slavery on Friday, Harvard President Drew Faust said the school must confront its dark past before it can move forward. […]

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University bans phrases such as ‘right-hand man’ and ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in favour of gender-neutral terms

A university has banned phrases such as “right-hand man” and “gentleman’s agreement” in favour of gender-neutral terms. Photo / 123rf.com A university has banned phrases such as “right-hand man” and “gentleman’s agreement” under its code of practice on inclusive language. Cardiff Metropolitan University’s guidance dictates that “gender-neutral” terms should be used where possible, adding that […]

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Police in South Africa use tear gas, water canon to disperse student protesters in Pretoria

Masked students from the Witwatersrand University engage in stone throwing with South Africa anti riot policemen in Johannesburg on October 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Police in South Africa have fired tear gas and set off stun grenades in the administrative capital city of Pretoria to disperse students protesting a government decision to increase tuition fees.  Hundreds of […]

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