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Donate your old bike to Ukrainian refugees: “We need as many as we can get”

Laurenz Aisenpreis is a CBS student who, in his spare time, helps refugees in Greater Copenhagen to get bikes so that they can leave the house to buy groceries, go to work etc. “We don’t have enough bikes for all the requests, so we need as many as we can get,” Laurenz says, encouraging everyone to donate their old bikes to a good cause.

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No one will hire me because I’m in a wheelchair – what happened to social responsibility?

Hafaz Shah is an HD student at CBS who is constantly improving his resume to attract potential employers. Yet he is repeatedly rejected at job interviews. He knows the reason: his wheelchair. Hafaz has cerebral palsy and therefore can’t walk, which, according to him, is often a showstopper for any hiring panel. “When people see me, they assume I won’t be able to work,” he says.

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CBS Fashion Society and OUR SHIFT want the clothing industry to go green and stop burning garments

We need to end the burning of perfectly good clothes and inspire people to be fashionable in more sustainable ways. This is the joint mission of CBS Fashion Society and the activistic designer brand OUR SHIFT.

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Are you CBS WIRE’s new journalist and editor?

CBS WIRE is looking for a journalist who also wants to take on the role as editor in chief – could it be you? Then apply before Friday June 10’th!

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Three CBS students have made applying for exchange scholarships far easier

“We had all experienced how difficult it was to maneuver through the jungle of various scholarships and apply for funding for our exchange stays abroad, and we thought: Hey, we can make this process easier,” explains CBS student Morten Handest Høyer. Together with his two close friends, Christian Rudolf Larsen and Malte Jessen, he has started the company Legathjælp to help students find scholarships for their exchange stays abroad.

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CBS wants to be more diverse and to reduce the gender gap

CBS is struggling to achieve gender balance in some areas of the organization. Therefore, a gender equality plan has been introduced to help even out differences and create a more inclusive and diverse culture. “We don’t want to just lean back and accept that, for example, more men are occupying professorships than women. We need to address these issues,” says Alex Klinge, one of the authors of the gender equality plan.

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Christian Arnstedt at CBS Tech Day: “Don’t ask your mum if your idea is any good”

How do you build a tech company? What are the dos and don’ts? At CBS’ newly launched Tech Day, multi-investor and CEO of Blazar Capital Christian Arnstedt revealed insights on this exact topic to curious CBS students interested in tech start-ups. His first tip was to never trust your mother’s opinion of your ideas.

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COVID-19 has delayed CBS plans to be more sustainable

CBS still has a long way to go to meet its sustainability goals for 2025. Especially when it comes to reducing waste and sorting garbage, says Director of Campus Services René Steffensen. “The coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for us to remain focused on our sustainability goals and we are still not very good at sorting our waste,” he states. But there might be a solution.

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CBS researcher develops platform with DIY solutions for Ukrainian war victims

People are often more innovative than they give themselves credit for, according to CBS researcher Pedro Oliveira. And so he has developed a platform that invites everyone to share their ideas on how to help Ukrainian war victims in their dire situation. The DIY solutions include how to make a phone charger out of a wireless drill, and how to help secure shelter for the many refugees.

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Acting CBS President on cases of bullying at CBS: “They are unacceptable and must stop”

The new job satisfaction survey at CBS shows, among other things, a lack of trust in the Senior Management and problems with harassment and bullying. Acting CBS President Inger Askehave is “sad that these problems exist” and states that she will actively attempt to fight them. Read her views on the results of the report here.

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The Student Rebellion: How is CBS getting away with closing small unique education programs?

The four CBS education programs slated for closure under the regionalization agreement are small and unique programs, even though the regionalization agreement claims that small education programs that are not available elsewhere cannot be shut down. CBS student and initiator of the Student Rebellion, Morten Levinsen, is shocked and unhappy at the prospect of the four education programs closing. He is backed by two political parties that have withdrawn from the agreement altogether.

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CBS Students about decision to shut down Café Nexus Thursday parties: “We strongly disagree”

The Senior Management at CBS has decided to shut down Thursday parties at Café Nexus because of what it describes as excessive alcohol consumption, drugs found on campus and vandalism. Neither CBS Students nor the staff at Nexus recognize the description of the parties and both strongly disagree with the decision. “Once again, we have not been included in a decision made by the Senior Management of CBS that impacts on students’ lives,” states the President of CBS Students.

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“Stress is never our own responsibility – let’s create a working environment where we can actually breathe”

It is not okay to expect the person experiencing stress to solve the situation. It is a joint responsibility between the individual, colleagues, and management, believes Pernille Steen Pedersen, a CBS-researcher in the field. She hopes that CBS can create a better working environment where all employees can thrive and voice their concerns.

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Yuliia reunites with her Ukrainian family: “They didn’t look as I expected”

Last time we interviewed Ukrainian CBS student Yuliia Montrenko, her mother and grandmother were trapped in a small village outside Kyiv with food left for only four days. Learn what happened to Yuliia’s family and how her first meeting with them was not as she had anticipated.

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CBS launches plan for relocating and shutting down education programs

CBS is ready to accommodate the governments regionalization agreement by closing about five percent of its study places. The Acting President of CBS Inger Askehave is “really pleased” that the university sidestepped the potential maximum of a 10-percent cutback and feels that the politicians have listened to CBS’ wish to not reduce study places too drastically.

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CBS’ Dean of Research answers critique on bad working conditions for PhDs

While Dean of Research Søren Hvidkjær acknowledges a problem with stress among PhD students, he does not believe that CBS could have acted differently and let PhDs work on campus sooner during the Covid-19 lockdowns. That is his response to the critique voiced by the outgoing Chairman of the PhD Association of CBS.

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The Conservative and Liberal Student union attempted to run against CBS Students: “We never had a fair shot”

While CBS Students were handing out free coffee to voters, The Conservative and Liberal Students (CLS) couldn’t even enter the building to campaign during the CBS election 2021. “We really had no chance to campaign on equal terms,” says President of CLS, Casper Øhlers. CBS Students agrees that the process should be improved for the next election.

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Felikss has Russian roots: “I stopped talking to my parents about politics when I was 16 years old”

CBS WIRE has interviewed Felikss, a part-Russian student at CBS. Hear his views on having Russian roots at this moment in history and how horrified he is about the war in Ukraine right now.

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“CBS disrupted our lives and education and left us with no financial security for nine months”

CBS WIRE has met with one of the students CBS suspended and accused of violating CBS’ ethical guidelines in connection with a Facebook event. “I strongly believe that CBS should apologize to us for suspending us without legal grounds,” she says, based on the recent Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman’s ruling on the case.

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Ukrainian CBS student: My mom and grandmother are trapped in a house with food left for only four days

What does it feel like, having your closest family in the middle of a war zone with almost no food and no way out? What do you do when you can only watch the horrors from afar? CBS WIRE has interviewed a young Ukrainian woman who is studying at CBS to get her personal story of the crimes happening in Ukraine. An insight filled with terror, extreme bravery, and resilient hope all at the same time.

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CBS’ suspension of six students because of sexism was unjustified says the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman

Finally, a ruling has been made in the case of six students' temporary suspension from CBS because of what the CBS management believed was a sexist party invitation. The punishment was unjustified, states the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman. CBS Students encourages CBS management to think again, should a similar situation occur.

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