So now that it’s reached the media, I can write about an unfortunate incident without the threat of being considered a traitor. One of our students was assaulted in the hospital on Saturday morning. A lot of “”big people” are trying to call it “attempted assault”. I say nonsense.
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Autumn in the Western Cape
The Student Council took a roadtrip to where our journey began almost a year ago: Greyton, Western Cape, South Africa.
Lessons for Medical School
Today, hordes of brand new First Years arrive on our campus. Wild-eyed and bushy-tailed, I wonder if they hear the seniors murmuring, “Run now, while you still can.” It was not too long ago that I was there… three years ago, I was a scared little kid, stepping into a world where the maturing processContinue reading “Lessons for Medical School”
When a clever doctor is a bad doctor
I had an interesting (read: infuriating) meeting with a professor this past week. I will not indulge in the details, but it came down to this: Professor: I get paid to teach [insert subject]. I do not care for the holistic development of students.
Rural Gems of the Western Cape
I don’t think I ever officially announced it here: my campaign for TSR chairperson 2011/2012 was successful. Yay! Anyway, it was the new TSR’s team building and planning camp this past weekend. We went to a farm near Greyton, a tiny village in the Overberg region.
One day, when I grow up…
Day 25 of Calliope’s blogosphere summer camp was: What did you want to be when you grew up? Why and/or how did that change over time? I really wanted to write for that day, but things have been rather crazy back on campus. So I shall be answering it now. I was one of thoseContinue reading “One day, when I grow up…”
Protesting on campus
Tygerberg Campus is not the most politically active campus in South Africa. Earlier this year, the student council organised something called “courageous conversations” in order to address concerns about homophobia on campus [courageous conversations can address any issues, though]. The audience consisted almost solely of the student council and the media. This campus is oneContinue reading “Protesting on campus”