Weekly Round-up AND CONTRIBUTOR DRIVE! May 31, 2013

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome to the Weekly Round-Up!

We’ve survived our first month, and in that time we’ve exceeded our wildest expectations for this project. We’ve had some amazing pieces from some amazing writers, we’ve gotten great feedback from readers, and also we haven’t quietly collapsed into a small heap of failure and tears. Success all around!

To celebrate, we’re bringing on some more writers – especially writers from outside the Canada/UK/US triumvirate in which most of our writers are currently located. We can tell from our stats that you’re reading (yes, you, over in Turkey/South Africa/Germany/Sweden/the Palestinian Territories), and we’d love to hear what you have to say!

If you’re interested, or know someone you think should write for us, check out our submission guidelines. If you’re not sure what to say or how to get started, send us an email at unidiversityblog@gmail.com. Don’t be shy – for many of our writers, uni(di)versity is the first publication they’ve written for. Uni(di)versity isn’t just about aggregating content; we also want to do what we can to support you in saying what you’d like to say. Get in touch, and we’ll help you get going!

Now, onto the round-up! As always, if you’ve got stories or links that you think ought to be shared for next week, you can email us at the address above, or tweet us @uni_di_versity.

Summer’s begun, and so too has internship season. For those of you slaving away right now for little or no cash, David Dennis has your back. He argues that unpaid internships are ruining journalism, and he’s got a point.

If you enjoyed Sabrien’s post about wearing a hijab while studying in a Western university, you may enjoy this critique of FEMEN’s “topless  jihad” protests. Read to the end for a great list of resources to learn more about post-colonial feminism.

Over at the Guardian, there’s a striking set of photos taken in South African schools. A delegation of South African dignitaries was visiting the schools to see the conditions for themselves, following recent criticism of the quality of education in rural schools.

Lastly, for those of you that, more than a month later, are still in shock from finals, consider this piece: a professor at UCLA let his students cheat on their final exam in a sneaky bid to have them experience the subject matter first-hand.

Enjoy your weekend!


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