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Monday 2 May 2022  Dear Professor Ryan  RE: Arts Refresh Process  As staff members of the School of Arts, we understand that ACU needs to ensure that its offerings are financially sustainable. As a School, we have demonstrated our commitment to the School and our willingness to engage with this requirement through our energetic participation in the extensive “Arts at ACU: The Way Forward” process in 2021. We are, after all, those who care about it most. At last Tuesday’s Town Hall, you presented Arts staff with a new consultation process, titled “Arts Refresh”. We have serious concerns about this process, which we outline in full below. Unless our concerns are addressed, many staff will not be comfortable participating in another consultation which fails to...
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Dear Ms. Stuart, The current system of classroom management is inefficient and does not serve the best interest of University of Virginia students. Instead of locking classrooms in the evenings, select classrooms should stay open throughout the night. This would reduce the number of students crowding inside libraries, offer alternative places to study, cater to students who don’t like studying in libraries, and also help students study more effectively. The 2030 Plan is a set of goals and initiatives to make UVA “the leading public university”. In the 2030 Plan, President Ryan writes, “If I am correct, colleges and universities in 2030 will be judged by the quality of their classroom and residential experiences and how these contribute to the future success of our students.” I agree...
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Many Nigeria students in public University have been left with no hope to when the strike will be called off, so that students can return to the class room. A lot of students in Nigeria public University have lost interest in education and their future, leading to depression, while some have indulge themselves into things that can jeopardise their future and yet the FG and ASUU are not taking into consideration the consequence of the strike action, since they have nothing to loose but they have forgotten that, the both parties have the responsibility of bringing up the leaders of tomorrow. It was noted that a 300 level student, Henry Ehis, of the department of actuarial science, faculty of management science, University Of Jos, committed suicide due to the ASUU strike action during the...
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Zak Thamae, Like it or not, but as the Dean, you did fail to retain another Full Professor, and then you quit. That is obviously your ‘under-’ or ‘non-performance’, but the more serious part is that in my case, you misused your position and office. All because of your own jealousy and well-known hatred against expatriates, and also because of your short-sightedness and unprofessional attitude. Besides, you were also blinded by your ring-master Taele’s hate-speeches. It is not difficult to understand that your actions were driven by your selfishness and to some extent, your fear and low self-esteem. I had given you a chance, which could have helped you stamp your authority over all these sick, immature and poisonous minds, but you failed to grab it! What a pity! I could have explained...
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Mopeli Fabiane, The most unfortunate part of my story is that someone whose mind blanks out at the beginning of a lecture, someone who seeks attention with the false stories about his health (that there are blood clots in his veins), someone who had nearly lost his job after slapping a lady at KayCee Bar, is trying to tell me that I was irrelevant and my work doesn't have any impact! Mopeli Fabiane, you are mentally unstable. You have been found at odd places in odd hours by many people in Roma, you have often been driven home heavily drunk… Your stories are famous all around the valley but not because you are a top scientist! You needs help, and urgently. And this is something many people in and around NUL say about you, not just me. I don't know what wrong I have done to you...
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Kedves jövőbeli Sapientipotens, kérlek-kérlek-kérlek, ne kövesd el azokat a hibákat, amelyeket mágus-tanáraid elkövetnek most, amikor te is diák vagy. Tudod, mennyire megkeseríti a mágiatanulást az, ha folyton pálcát suhintanak a füled mellett, azzal fenyegetnek, hogy kalózképzőben végzed ha így folytatod, esetleg varázslóinas sem lesz belőled. Kérlek, ha majd te is híres mágus leszel, növendékeidet inkább bíztatással neveld és ha hibáznának, akkor ne büntesd a hibát, hanem segíts nekik azt kijavítani. Educatópia, Cognitio király uralkodásának 15. éve Sapientipotenske, a mágus-jelölt
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Dear Future Student, You’ve made it! Welcome to the best four years of your life, as they all say. Be prepared to realize that what you heard about university, isn’t as true as you may think. Throughout this process of getting your degree, you’ll not only learn from your program, but you will also learn from your peers, your environment, and yourself. Here in university, you are responsible for your own learning. Professors will remind you about upcoming due dates, but it is your responsibility to make sure you don’t fall behind. And let me tell you, it is really easy to fall behind. Going to university comes with many new experiences: parties, relationships, and freedom. This new sense of freedom and independence is your first step into adulthood but taking advantage of this...
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Notes: 1. This picture was taken from the now deceased student's daily writing log during the 2019-2020 school year, collected as evidence of his mistreatment by a certain teacher. While blurry, the part that can be read is particularly disturbing: "...all this work it's for nothing, no matter what I do..." 2. Some important names have either been omitted or abbreviated for the purpose of this letter. A long version of this document, including those names, will be sent to the ACSD1 School Board. ***** To whom it may concern, On November 1st, 2021, a young man in our community took his life. He was 15. A few weeks prior, another student at Laramie High School sought to end his own life as well. Fortunately, his attempt at this most permanent and heartbreaking act was...
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When preparing to do your laundry ensure that the white clothing is separated from the black in order to avoid cross contamination, I mean cross colouration. I used to dream about being Caucasian. In these daydreams I could picture the privilege pricking through my skin, the probing hands retracting from my hair, my body becoming just that…a body, the word chocolate becoming a synonym for Dairy Milk instead of a supposedly beautiful black girl. In my mind and in the minds of black girls all over the globe, being white meant being accepted. No, being white MEANS being accepted. People are washing machines. We remain trapped in cycles, with the same settings (or ideologies): one of which is the normal setting. The normal setting is white. Another of which is the “anything other...
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At its annual meeting at Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, NC, African American Presidents and Deans of theological schools in the United States issued a call for action in light of the current state of social justice in the United States of America. One of our leaders, a founding member of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), noted that the socio-economic and political realities that led to the establishment of SNCC at Shaw University 54 years ago are actually eclipsed by the realities of this day. In 1960 there were lynchings and robe-wearing Klansmen. Today lynchings occur, but in different forms. Klansmen today bivouac without robes and hoods. Slavery still exists but under the auspices of a prison industrial complex. Discrimination thrives, with no...
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