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Prevent is stopping free speech on campus and demonising Muslims

…Since its inception, students and staff have warned about the potential for Prevent to have an impact on free speech on campus, in particular that of Muslim students and staff. The latest statistics regarding university events and speakers affected by the Prevent duty not only demonstrate that it must be scrapped, but that politicians and the media must listen to and amplify the voices of students rather than dismiss them as “snowflakes” when they speak…..more” the guardian

Interfaith Campus Ministry Summit

The University’s Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center hosted its first Interfaith Campus Ministry Summit in October 2018, at which religious officials from across the state gathered to share ideas and promote campus ministry and inclusive efforts. Guest speakers included…

University staff should go to mosques and working class youth clubs to improve campus diversity, says watchdog

Universities should consider reaching out to mosques to recruit more students from ethnic minorities, regulator suggestsUK university staff should consider spending time in mosques and youth centres across the country to boost the number of students from minority groups, the higher education regulator has said.

Sir Michael Barber, chair of the Office for Students (OfS), has accused UK universities of “passively waiting” for underrepresented students to apply, instead of seeking them out. ..more:  .independent

Students on UW campus wear hijabs for a day

Image result for Students on UW campus wear hijabs for a dayAs a part of Islam Appreciation week, female students across campus became hijabis for the day — stepping into the shoes of female Muslims on campus.

The event, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Muslim Student Association and Wisconsin Union Directorate Global Connection, aimed to normalize hijabs and address Islamophobia on campus….more:  badgerherald.com