university's civic role

Les ordures à Todé

On Wednesday 03 August 2016, the UGB VERTE Committee (created in 2012, UGB VERTE is an entity that is active in the environment and is supposed to bring together all the components of the university that are the PATS (technical administrative and service staff ), student teachers, etc.) was on an information visit to the village of Todé less than 3 km from Gaston Berger University. This was a follow-up to the mood swings they had over the huge garbage dump at the entrance to the village.

In the News, and in the Classroom by Duncan Dobbelmann

Duncan Dobbelmann, adviser to the president at Bennington College, Vermont, wrote a commentary on the objectives and need of pop-up courses as part of Special Report on How to Revamp a Curriculum in The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2017. Following are some excerpts from the commentary. 

There are times that colleges — especially those dedicated to instilling a social purpose — must offer courses that address unfolding events such as Ferguson with the same attention, skills, and rigor as regularly scheduled courses. Courses that can — and should — be seen as existing on the same continuum of learning.


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