Glass ceiling has finally broken in higher education leadership

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“This weekend will mark a momentous occasion in the history of Trinity College Dublin. For the first time in its 429-year history, Ireland’s oldest university will elect a female leader. The appointment of a new, female provost reflects a welcome trend in higher education leadership, with four of the last seven presidential appointments in Irish colleges being women …” (more)

[Ross Woods, Irish Times, 6 April]

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Universities UK withdraws Guidance over Gender Segregation in Lectures and Debates

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2013 by steve

“A leading universities body has withdrawn guidance on the gender segregation of audiences in lectures and debates, after Prime Minister David Cameron said it should not be allowed to happen …” (more)

[Huffington Post, 13 December]

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Gender Segregated Seating: Why the Uproar?

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2013 by steve

“Placard reading ‘we reject gender apartheid‘ waved at a winter evening protest. Fiery discussions about the imposition of medieval practices in Universities, unleashed in the media, as yet again another Muslim practice is in the firing line …” (more)

[Shohana Khan, Huffington Post, 13 December]

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Michael Gove: university gender segregation is ‘pandering to extremism’

Posted in Governance and administration on December 13th, 2013 by steve

“Education secretary says Universities UK should withdraw guidance that allows male and female students to be separated …” (more)

[Matthew Weaver, Guardian, 13 December]

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Gender segregation row: UUK publishes legal advice

Posted in Legal issues on December 13th, 2013 by steve

“Universities UK has published legal advice which backs its controversial guidance on the segregation of men and women at campus events …” (more)

[Jack Grove, Times Higher Education, 12 December]

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Topless Protests Are Not the Answer

Posted in Governance and administration on December 11th, 2013 by steve

“The recent decision by Universities UK (UUK) to allow gender segregation at University events, on the condition that women are to sit next to (rather than behind) men, has apparently outraged some students so deeply that they plan to, quite literally, bare all in the name of abolishing gender segregation …” (more)

[Nadeine Asbali, Huffington Post, 11 December]

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