Israeli Apartheid Week ignites rhetoric discussion
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Israeli Apartheid Week ignites rhetoric discussion

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) hosted “Israeli Apartheid Week,” an annual series of events dedicated to labeling the State of Israel an apartheid state. The name of the event, which is held across college campuses around the world, caused controversy across DePaul’s campus. More than fifty university members signed an open letter which claimed … Continue reading

France’s veil ban goes into effect, university looks for meaning
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France’s veil ban goes into effect, university looks for meaning

After the world’s first ban on Islamic face veils took effect in France on April 11, DePaul University saw many of its members call to question the law’s symbolic meaning. The president of DePaul’s United Muslims Moving Ahead, Marwa Abed, said France’s veil ban is “a move in the wrong direction for women’s rights.” It’s … Continue reading

Ex-guerrillera marxista se convierte la primera mujer presidente de Brasil
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Ex-guerrillera marxista se convierte la primera mujer presidente de Brasil

English translation at end of post Una ex rebelde marxista que fue encarcelada y torturada durante la dictadura militar de Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, se convirtió en la primera mujer en llegar a la presidencia en la historia de Brasil el 1 de Noviembre. Su presidencia ha sido un cambio desde que fue miembro activo de … Continue reading

‘Mancession’ Brings New Majority to the Workforce: Women
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‘Mancession’ Brings New Majority to the Workforce: Women

“Mancession” is the new nickname being thrown around for the recession that began in 2007. The nickname stems from the victims of job loss in the recession: mostly men. This year, for the first time in American history, women make up a majority of the workforce in highly paid managerial and professional positions, holding down the fields at 51.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
At the same time that blue-collar jobs historically done by men are becoming hard to find, higher education is being dominated by women. This is giving way to a new dynamic in the white-collar workforce. Continue reading