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From Prejudice to Love: How Much Love Is Needed to Combat Hate Speech?

April 12, 2018

According to Rector and President of Central European University Michael Ignatieff, “we are a generation that has had the misfortune of coming to maturity in a world that is full of hate,” meaning a high degree of intolerance towards other races, religions, sexualities, genders and nationalities.

Behind the Scenes of the CEU Phonathon

Being a student in a foreign land can have its ups and downs. With no family to financially support you, the daily dosage of adult life can feel a little overwhelming. Owing to these factors I decided to join the CEU Phonathon Campaign initiated and managed by the Alumni Relations Office for some extra cash. Boy, was I in for a pleasant surprise!

Talking about Love and Chairs

March 9, 2018

On Valentine’s Day, CEU welcomed its alumna Madina Demirbash for a talk on relationships in the atrium of the Nador utca 13 building. Demirbash studied Gender Studies at CEU and has written a book on relationships entitled “The Art of Mature Love.” In her talk, she presented a chair as a metaphor for maturity in a relationship. She’d introduced the idea earlier at a TEDx event and she also created a hashtag for this metaphor: #machairity. Under this hashtag, she welcomes contributions and pictures relating to the topic.

Waiting for Spring on the CEU Rooftop

March 9, 2018

A few days ago I was locked out on the CEU rooftop.

It can happen to anyone, especially during the winter months. Because of the slippery ice, snow or wind, the building staff closed it off. It was -5°C and windy. I am from Russia, but still didn’t want to spend a night in these conditions. After checking all the doors and having a strange dialogue with the receptionist through intercom, I escaped.

A Night on Ice

February 23, 2018

At one of the first social events of 2018 on a chilly Friday evening, the CEU community once again came together leaving behind the classes, the anxiety of midterms, deadlines, and the daily routine to celebrate Valentine’s day and warm up at a traditional ice skating party.  A renowned CEU tradition for more than 10 years, it has brought together not only couples but friends and families, enthusiastic about sharing the joy of this cold-season fun-time.