news bites: Student affairs
Zimbabwe plans to detain key talent The Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, is considering conscripting graduates into the civil service to stem the brain drain that has stripped the country of key skills since political instability began five years ago. Health graduates are among the most likely to be affected as the country has an acute shortage of doctors (Times Higher Education Supplement 2005 May 13:11).
Antisemitism increasing on UK university campuses Antisemitic incidents are increasing, and prejudice against Jews is “becoming acceptable in the UK,” a motion put to the annual conference of NATFHE, the lecturers' union, has warned. Figures show that antisemitic incidents increased by 42% in 2004 (Times Higher Education Supplement2005 May 13:5).
AMSA condemns drug advertising The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), the United States' largest, independent, medical student organisation has adopted a policy condemning advertising directly to consumers that is sponsored by the drug industry at