University of the Free State

 
Free State explores statutes on statues
Free State explores statutes on statues
Every morning on my way to the office, I pass this imposing figure. Elevated on a granite plinth in front of the main building on the Bloemfontein...
The cold shadow of exclusion
The cold shadow of exclusion
For black students at the University of the Free State, the word “exclusion” is probably the most life-changing word they will ever come across...
Afrikaners: Stand up for what is right, for our future
Afrikaners: Stand up for what is right, for our future
This piece was originally written in Afrikaans. This is important to mention not only to make it clear who my target audience is but also to show...
Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions
Afrikaans varsities perpetuate racial divisions
In the past two weeks, we have seen protests erupt at former Afrikaans-only universities, specifically at the University of Pretoria and the...
#ColourBlind campaign refuses to open its eyes to injustice
#ColourBlind campaign refuses to open its eyes to injustice
The idea behind the campaign #ColourBlind is noble in intent, but serves to be harmful – mostly to black people, who suffer various forms of...
Pallo Jordan deserves doctorate, says university rector
Pallo Jordan deserves doctorate, says university rector
Professor Jonathan Jansen, the rector and vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State, says Pallo Jordan should have been awarded an honorary...
Nurturing an active citizenry
Nurturing an active citizenry
What do university students really need to know so that, when they graduate, they can participate meaningfully in our post-apartheid context?
Government's attitude stinks, says Jansen
Government's attitude stinks, says Jansen
University of the Free State rector Professor Jonathan Jansen said the government attitude towards its people leaves much to be desired, Beeld reported on Monday....
The inequities that start from birth
The inequities that start from birth
Is it possible to have relevant curriculum in an ­unequal ­society? This was the ­fundamental question posed recently at the ­University of the...
Wanted: A new student politics
Wanted: A new student politics
At a time when the country's political discourse seems reduced mostly to banality or ­violence through words, I want to consider how life under...
Behind the high-fives
Behind the high-fives
At a campus meeting last weekend, about 80 University of the Free State (UFS) students waited their turn to talk about recent overseas trips that...
The difficulties of diversity
The difficulties of diversity
By the end of last week, halfway through their stay in the United States, University of the Free State (UFS) students were contemplative about the...

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