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Dishonor Code: Rape, Reputation and Repercussion at U.Va

This is a guest post by Willa Hammitt Brown, a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia, where she is finishing her dissertation, “Gentlemen of the Woods: Manhood, Myth and the American Lumberjack, 1860-1920″. 1,797 more words

malibehiribae reblogged this on malibehiribae and commented:

It would appear the problem largely stems from mishandling of complaints by Uni authorities. Surely, with such a strong framework as Title IX as well as direct involvement by the Obama administration vide the letter written to University administrations in 2011, there certainly isn't any credible reason for female students to continue experiencing inhospitable environment at Uni.

As noted in your texts, sexual harassment and assault does indeed create an environment hostile to women much as the vice in question constitutes a Title IX violation. In this age and time, it is so shameful that complaints by victims of sexual assault and harassment largely would be mishandled, leave alone being ignored. Such attitude certainly and inexplicably denies victims the right to natural justice much as it does lead to inconclusive judgment.

Obviously, the buck stops at Uni administrations, including BOGs. More needs to be done to change male chauvinism, compounded by retrogressive attitudes prevailing in our institutions of higher learning. Thank you, Willa Hammitt Brown, for such a great post.

Productivity Commission has scope to consider student visa rorts

One of my loyal readers often says to me that “Australians love a good rort”, and indeed there are several government policies and programs that allow rorting to various degrees. 180 more words


Day 129: Higher education can provide individuals with both economic and psychological value

During the recession, a lot of young adults saw their parents struggle with debt and being laid off. They saw family members or others in their community with bachelor’s degree not able to find work in their field of study. 411 more words

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It's all about the habitus

One of the aspects of Pierre Bourdieu’s habitus concept that really draws me in is the way it reconciles the macro with the micro in order to explain social constructs between individuals and between individuals and social structures. 707 more words


Concepts aplenty!

One of the first exercises we did as an EdD cohort was to identify the main concepts of our budding research. Here’s what sprang to mind as far as my retention-of-widening-participation-students project is concerned along with some primer questions for each concept: 282 more words


'Practitioner doing research' or 'practice-based researcher'?

This was a question posed to my cohort during our first meet-up. Most, if not of all, of my new course mates identified with the former. 343 more words


Florida State University announces new center devoted to postsecondary success


CONTACT: Shouping Hu, FSU College of Education
(850) 644-6721; shu@fsu.edu

November 3, 2014


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