Hungary's ombudsman for educational rights Lajos Aary-Tamas called the amendment to the Higher Education Law "discriminatory against CEU" in an interview with news site pestisracok.hu, adding that during his 17 years in office he has never received any complaint about CEU's legal status.
Hungarian weekly HVG asked Andras Lanczi, rector of Corvinus University to make a statement regarding the legislation aimed at CEU.
„It’s in the interest of all universities operating in Hungary that the legal environment respect the diversity of institutions and provide equal conditions to all of them,” said Lanczi.
He also said that two institutions have signed a cooperation agreement on march 27 after months of preparations. The institution is counting on the mutual benefits opening up for students, faculty and researchers in the future, he said.
http://index.hu/belfold/2017/03/29/egyetemi_szexualis_zaklatas_szexizmus/ - Hungarian news portal index.hu reports: Following up on an article in the British Guardian newspaper about sexual harassment at UK universities, index.hu looked into the current situation at Hungarian universities, including CEU.
http://www.prae.hu/index.php?aid=31271&route=news%2Fnews - Hungarian news portal prae.hu reports: A special concert featuring the world famous Saint Ephraim Male Choir in collaboration with CEU Artist-in-Residence Classicus Ensemble took place on March 28 at CEU. The first part of the concert provided a selection of the choir's wide-ranging repertory in chronological order, featuring the vocal heritage of Byzantine-rite Christianity.
https://www.vasarnapihirek.hu/fokusz/az_en_testem_az_en_sejtem - Hungarian news portal vasarnapihirek.hu interviewed Judit Sandor, founding director of the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB) at CEU, and professor at CEU's Departments of Political Science, Legal Studies and Gender Studies, about the mitochondrial transfer technique. Sandor discusses what the controversial procedure entail and what will it mean for parental rights.
http://www.vasarnapihirek.hu/friss/elszabadult_szornyeteg_halozati-elnyomas_marechal_K-A-T - Hungarian news portal vasarnapihirek.hu reports: Senior Research Fellow at Ranking Digital Rights Nathalie Marechal delivered a public talk entitled "Networked Authoritarianism and the Geopolitics of Information: Understanding Russian Internet Policy" at CEU on March 14. In her lecture Marechal discussed how in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S.
https://www.mediapiac.com/mediapiac/Minel-gyengebb-a-kormany-annal-erosebb-a-sajto/112990/ - Hungarian news portal mediapiac.com reports: At a roundtable discussion organized by Media 2.0 blog on March 22 about the state of the Hungarian media, investigative journalist Attila Batorfy (atlatszo.hu) revealed in connection to a question about media freedom that according to an unpublished CEU research covering 30 countries, Hungary is one before last on the list.
http://bdpst24.hu/2017/03/22/a-feminizmus-nem-szitokszo-hosnok-az-uvegplafon-jelensegrol-es-a-nok-mai-helyzeterol/ - Hungarian news portal bdpst24.hu reports: Hungarian CEU Philosophy alumna Anna Rez and Anna Gat shared the 2017 Heroine of the Year Award, which is part of the Glamour Women of the Year Prize.
Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs published a comprehensive article about the current state of gender studies in Hungary. According to Andrea Peto, professor at CEU's Department of Gender Studies, teaching gender studies has been present in Hungarian higher education in different forms for years. The article summarizes in what form gender and women studies have been taught in the country, and also quotes CEU gender studies alumna Nikolett Kormos, who describes the varied background of students at the department in terms of nationality, race and previous studies.
Hungarian weekly HVG issued a comprehensive article about gender studies, with explanations of terminology and several experts' comments, including one from Eva Fodor, associate professor at CEU's Department of Gender Studies. Fodor talked about the intersectionality theory of Kimberle Crenshaw in relation to how it would look in terms of the relation of Roma men and women.
Due to copyright regulations, the article is available in the weekly (3.23.2017. pp.34-36. Nem semleges a nem)