Tag Archives: McMaster University

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McMaster U. Will Close Confucius Institute

McMaster University, in Ontario, plans to close its Confucius Institute this summer, after a former language instructor there filed a human-rights complaint asserting that the university was “giving legitimization to discrimination” at the language-and-cultural center, reports The Globe and Mail.

The instructor, Sonia Zhao, began teaching at the institute in 2011, but quit a year later after saying she had been forced to conceal her support of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement that the Chinese go…

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Canadian Colleges Go Gangnam

Here at The Chronicle’s blog for everything weird or notable, we receive a lot of student- and campus-produced videos in our e-mail. From single-take music videos to libraries’ doing Old Spice better than Old Spice did, or even a stone-faced baseball team bopping to “Call Me Maybe,” we see it all. Some videos we get are fun; the vast majority are unwatchable. Don’t get us started on all the flash-mob submissions.

Yet, every now and then, a video is so well made, or so infectious, that we must—…