Amnesty International volunteers at Tulane are drawing attention to the crisis in Darfur as part of their National Student Week of Action. The week will include information sessions, fundraisers, and recreational events, some of which are co-sponsored by the Save Darfur Coalition.
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The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation released a report, ‘Behind the Pay Gap,’ which discovered that within their first year of graduating women make 80% of what men earn—but after ten years of working, women make only 69% of what men earn. Although women tend to have better GPAs than men, they also tend to enter lower paying fields, such as education and health care, while men more often go into engineering and business.
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Students at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University were fractioned last week when a rainbow flag, the symbol of gay pride, was hung in the hallway next to 80 flags representing the geographic nationalities that compose the student body. A Crimson White article from the University of Alabama reveals that the University's nondiscrimination policy does not apply to sexual orientation, even though the Faculty Senate passed a resolution more than three years ago to add “sexual orientation” to the list. Although the article contains no word on whether UA’s student leaders
Students working for foodservice at UC Berkeley have won a
partial victory in their negotiations to win pay parity with non-student workers. The students won an over two-dollar pay
raise, but did not win other demands, such as being paid every two weeks
instead of once a month.
Action Coalition voted Wednesday night to pursue official student group status.
The group has already had great successes, including gathering 4,500 signatures
urging an end to the genocide (reportedly the inspiration for Congresswoman
Gwen Moore’s trespass onto the grounds of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C.,
for which she was arrested). Students hope official recognition will lend them
more credibility with Marquette’s
administration, student government, and fellow student groups.
Hoping to raise awareness about the ongoing conflict in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, Vassar College’s MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlán) held a day of solidarity that included a march and discussion. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) called for the international day of solidarity after three Oaxacans were killed by the Mexican military on October 29. Many other Oaxacan citizens were reportedly injured, missing or detained.
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Before September 11th and the subsequent U.S. military engagements in the Middle East, the student movements that had the most steam were arguably those surrounding issues of global trade policy. While much of the wind went out of those sails as activists shifted their attentions to supporting or objecting to the war(s), American University has a new student group that is again focused on the inequities that result from current systems of global trade.
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Clemson University now has coverage of the Clemson student theme party, rife with offensive African-American stereotypes, first seen by us in The Daily Texan. At Macalester, a student in a Ku Klux Klan outfit attended a “politically incorrect” theme party leading a student in blackface on a noose. American University’s paper The Eagle reports that the FBI will be investigating an attack on three Palestinian Guilford College students by members of the Guilford College football team; the FBI is investigating in order to determine whether the attacks constitute hate crimes. An a
week, students staged sit-ins at Appalachian State University, The University
of Montana and Penn
State, all demanding
their university sign on the Designated Supplier Program (DSP). The sit-ins all ended with arrests, the
largest at Penn State where 31 students were
arrested. A fourth sit-in has started
today at the University
of North Carolina. When schools adopt the DSP, a program of the
Workers Right Consortium and United Students against Sweatshops, they commit to
only working with suppliers who meet a set of workplace standards. None of th
This week marked the beginning of Black History Month, an annual celebration and commemoration of African American history. Schools from across the country are hosting events and discussions on campus across the month. Several schools are thinking outside the box this year, focusing attention on local, lesser-known heroes and current issues faced by the black community. Students at Iowa State celebrated the first days of Black History Month with a Unity March across campus in which they held signs and eventually gathered on the campus library steps to read quotes by famous black auth