Nearly all of the female students interviewed said the culture of the department had led them to seek therapy. “We used to joke that the women in our department all went to therapy to deal with the men in our department,” said one former graduate student who was in the department in the 2000s. Still, those in charge say the department is ultimately a positive environment for women.
The University has launched a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s ending of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The U. filed the joint complaint on Nov. 3 in federal court in Washington, D.C., alongside Maria De La Cruz Perales Sanchez '18 and Microsoft.
After two female graduate students in the tiny German department left abruptly last year — leaving men to outnumber women two to one — student pressure forced administrators to organize a town hall. A third female graduate student was gone by the end of the year. They said the department’s treatment of women had affected their work and research and was a key factor in their departure. The University’s Title IX office opened an investigation into a German professor this summer.
Trump says he won't recertify Iran nuclear deal compliance, decision could affect U. graduate student's status
President Donald Trump said today that he will not certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal negotiated under the Obama administration. He earlier had declared that Iran is not living up to the ‘spirit’ of the deal. By expressing this sentiment, Trump is effectively forcing Congress to decide whether or not to reimpose sanctions on Iran — sanctions that would kill the deal. If Congress doesn’t act, Trump has threatened to end the deal entirely. The deal may affect the fate of a history graduate student Xiyue Wang, who was detained in Iran well over a year ago. Wang, a U.S. citizen, was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for espionage.
The University released its endowment returns on Monday afternoon, Oct. 9, and showed a 12.5 percent investment gain for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. The endowment is now valued at $23.8 billion, a growth of $1.6 billion from last year, when the University reported only a 0.8 percent return.
In a weekly USG meeting, Academics Chair Patrick Flanigan ‘18 announced he has established a subcommittee regarding the Honor Constitution.
With this success under her belt, Xia hopes that even though she cannot necessarily change the government’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights, she can slowly inform the Chinese public that LGBTQ+ people are not diseased.
“He’s a smart guy, and he knows he’s a smart guy,” said journalist Peter Baker about former President Barack Obama in a talk at the Woodrow Wilson School yesterday.