Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Newsfeed - April 4

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Academics working in Turkey launch the "Don't touch my student!" campaign

Read on the nationwide campaign of academics in Turkey to support their students against arbitrary arrests on GIT - North America.

High school student expelled from school for his protest of cafeteria food

Abdülmelik Yalçın, an 11th grader, was expelled from his school for his protest of cafeteria food. Read about this very real news, which might sound like a bad joke to some, on GIT - North America.

The minister's threat to academic research and the environment

Read about the threat issued by a cabinet minister against an academic researcher in Turkey via GIT - North America.

Turkey's scientists stripped of autonomy

Read Julia Harte's report on the troubles of Turkey's scientists via GIT - North America.