“It’s about time we do something about it,” says Rie Snekkerup, Head of the Program Administration at CBS, about a new report on unwanted sexual behavior towards students at Danish universities. Universities have been blind to the problem, argues the President of CBS Students. CBS is putting the finishing touches to its own report.
The pay-with-your-finger system at Spisestuerne at Solbjerg Plads is such a hit that it’s becoming permanent in all of CBS’ canteens. The system should be up and running and ready for more users before Christmas. Also, Nets has received several inquiries about the solution.
Nikolaj Malchow-Møller has been appointed CBS’ new president. He is a professor of economics, and is currently serving as Dean at the University of Southern Denmark. He will assume the role on March 1, 2019.
A university paper has been sharing CBS’ stories for 40 years. Stories that have brought students and staff closer together, overthrown a president, and just made people smile. One of the founders, two former journalists, and the President of CBS Students tell the story about the university paper.
After ten years of service at CBS, Somchai Bronlow will no longer be juggling coffee mugs, warm croissants, white tablecloths and thousands of plates for meetings and events. Instead, a sustainable fish farm in Thailand awaits.
Money, money, money: How the annual 2% reduction affects CBS, and why a DKK 123 million windfall isn’t all good news
On one hand, CBS must cut two percent of its grant for education annually, an unpopular intervention, which the government has decided to continue. On the other hand, CBS may receive DKK 123 million for research and education over three years. But CBS may also risk losing approximately DKK 50 to 60 million per year. So, what’s going on with CBS’ finances?
The student rebellion of 1968 paved the way for student influence at CBS. But now an increased centralization of power can threaten the students’ say on things, according to the President of CBS Students. The opinions and influence of students “ensures the highest possible standards for education,” he argues.
The framework has been laid out for CBS’ sustainability strategy, with the first initiatives covering the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability starting up in spring. “Becoming sustainable is a common effort,” says the project manager.
The stone floor at Solbjerg Plads is made from Kelvin Bjerre's favorite stone. The Øland's stone. Together with his colleague from Stone Treatment, he is polishing and grinding the floors to make them shine again. Kelvin Bjerre shows us the cool spots on the floor and talks about how shiny the floor is at the Royal Danish Opera.
In the wake of the money laundering case, researchers ask what CBS will accept from their collaborators. Guidelines are now being drawn up, but will not apply to the current Danske Bank case. In the end, CBS might need to discuss its overall values, argues a CBS professor.
From October 4, everybody with a connection to CBS can use the whistleblower scheme anonymously to report infringements and severe offenses such as financial crimes and sexual harassment. Kirsten Winther Jørgensen, the University Director of CBS, says that the scheme is “an expression of good management.”
UPDATE: The Fingopay scanners have been turned on again, while the collaborators, Spisestuerne, Nets, and Fingopay, are negotiating whether to continue the project. Kim Frølund, IT responsible at Spisestuerne, hopes that the negotiations will fall into place during the coming weeks.
During the summer holidays, a solar shading panel broke and fell out of the steel frame near the southern façade of Solbjerg Plads. Something that should not be possible. The unusually hot weather seems to have caused the problem, and this can have consequences for the semester start if the panels are not fixed on time.
After last year’s success, CBS is turning up the volume a notch for this year’s Copenhagen Pride Parade. A bigger truck, the DJ That Fucking Sara, and more t-shirts have been ordered. Both the Dean of Education and a co-organizer of CBS’ participation underline the importance of CBS’ presence at the Pride.
At the metal festival, Copenhell, more than 23,000 people joined to enjoy a type of music which has other people wrinkling their noses, covering their ears, and asking whether you worship Satan. CBS WIRE met with three people from CBS to ask why they went to ‘hell’.
Folkemødet is a bit like Roskilde Festival. More than 100,000 people – including students and staff from CBS - visit the festival on Bornholm to engage in debates, events, and celebrate democracy. Watch the films and hear what the President of CBS, students, researchers, and staff from CBS got out of Folkemødet.
The Senior Management at CBS recommends a policy where CBS does not accept any kind of funding directly from tobacco companies. If the policy is decided on, it may result in a stop of the sale of tobacco on CBS’ campus. But that is up for discussion. The Senior Management will make the final decision in the Autumn, and it can potentially make CBS a frontrunner among other Danish universities.
Two minutes with an exercise band is all it takes to relieve your body of pain and discomfort, claims physiotherapist Søren Hald. He came to CBS with an arsenal of exercise bands to show the employees how easy it is to better their physical condition.
Employee representatives at CBS are worried that their staff members will be overburdened in the future, and they cannot see where or how to save DKK 20 million. The University Director argues that 3½ years is enough time for reaching their savings goal, and that Senior Management does not have job cuts on their agenda.
When writing the job description for the new president of CBS, we need to be aware of stereotypical assumptions and unnecessary requirements, says a leading expert on diversity and inclusion at CBS. Also, CBS WIRE asked eight groups of employees at CBS what they are looking for in a new president.