Author: Jeppe Damberg

UWCs Must Not Neglect Socioeconomic Diversity

Do we neglect to focus on economic diversity? The vagueness of UWC Strategy 2018 and Beyond concerning this topic suggests so.

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A is for Algorithm

Only three UWCs offer Computer Science. This needs to change if the movement is to prepare students to face the economic challenges of the future.

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Why We Write and The Two Years That Passed

Founder of the Flying Dutchman, Jeppe, writes about the two years that has passed and the development of the paper.

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Why We Need Quotas

“Though many day students are capable of taking responsibility in organising or leading conferences and events, their candidacy is often undermined by the majority of residential students who control the organisational bodies and application processes of these events or student bodies.”

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I See No Academic Zombies Slouching Across the Schoolyard

“It seems to me that students have not lost interest in our community - as the success of other community projects reflect this not to be the case - but that students’ interest in specific projects have faded.”

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Ian Khama: The Alumnus Who Ruled A Country And Then Quit

As a UWC alumni his leadership and integrity stands to be admired. 

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Beyond Good Intentions

the “Buy One, Give One” model has been widely embraced by consumers and businesses alike as an effective model for creating both commercial and social value. However, when examining the social impact of “Buy One, Give One” the model’ become rather obvious.

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Google Classroom – And How It Impacted My Classes

The unspoken agreement between student and teacher, that when in class, they are on a journey together in learning, seems to have been removed, and we now simply occupy seats where what we spend our time on is completely in our own hands.

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From UWC to Investigative Journalism

A few weeks ago, UWC Alumni Šarūnas Černiauskas received an official state award by the Lithuanian President for promoting investigative journalism and fighting corruption in Lithuania. The Flying Dutchman reached out to Šarūnas to ask a couple of questions about his story from UWCUSA to investigative journalism.

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The Aid Industry’s Fall From Grace

At UWC we tend to romanticize the work of NGO and NPOs. They aim to have positive impact without gaining profit. Though often true and admirable, in the light of the ongoing “Oxfam scandal”, it seems not all NGOs of the rock-solid integrity we believe them to be.

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