Category Archives for Running for Vice-Rector

We lost the elections, but I am so glad to have experienced the campaign!

As you may remember, this semester I ran for election as vice-rector in Kuvvet Atakan’s team. Today the results were announced. We won 41% of the votes, which wasn’t enough to win, but certainly shows that a great many people at … Continue reading

24. April 2013 by Jill
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Having fun with the election

I complained to Liz, who was here last weekend (wonderful, inspiring talk! slides here, video there) that I was getting bored with the election debates, of which there have been many, and she said, “So have fun! Make some memes!”

24. April 2013 by Jill
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University democracy and gender balance in academia

I co-authored two new debate pieces this week, one on university democracy, where Vigdis Broch-Due, who is running for Pro-Rector, was the primary author, and one on the need to improve gender balance at the University of Bergen. Both are … Continue reading

08. February 2013 by Jill
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#PDFtribute, Aaron Swartz, and the need to fight for open access in academic publishing

Three days ago, internet activist Aaron Swartz killed himself, as has been reported widely across social and traditional media. He killed himself on the second anniversary of being arrested for having downloaded thousands of academic articles from JSTOR via a … Continue reading

14. January 2013 by Jill
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Norway’s first university election campaign in social media?

We’ve had a Facebook page for our Atakan for rektor 2013 campaign for, oh, several weeks already (follow us!), and today I saw our opponents, Team Olsen, have set up a Facebook page too. Dag Rune Olsen is already an … Continue reading

10. January 2013 by Jill
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I’m running for Vice-Rector of International Relations at the University of Bergen!

The University of Bergen elects the Rector team every four years, and in 2013, I’m running for Vice-Rector for International Relations with Kuvvet Atakan as candidate for Rector, Vigdis Broch-Due for Pro-Rector and Gottfried Greve as Vice-Rector for Education. The election isn’t until April … Continue reading

21. December 2012 by Jill
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