Friday, June 8, 2012

TRACE: Anti-Corruption


June 6, 2012

Taking a Degree at the University of (anti-) Corruption 

As college students pack their bags and head home for the summer, we took a quick look at anti-corruption efforts on university campuses.  One very positive development is the growth of anti-corruption  programs at universities around the world.  The latest to join this global trend is a group of 100 universities across Indonesia.  These schools have all agreed to offer courses on integrity and anti-corruption as part of the curricula in public administration, law, Islamic studies, health, business ethics and communication.  The hope is that with a new cadre of tens of thousands of young professionals who have been made aware of corruption problems and how to combat them, Indonesia will make inroads in the fight against corruption.  Given recent statements by Indonesian parliamentarian Marzuki Alie that Indonesia’s most corrupt individuals were educated at elite universities such as the University of Indonesia and Gadja Mada University, the measure couldn’t come too soon.
Many national university systems have long been accused of corruption in the administration of admissions exams.  Social media have helped expose some of the corruption; an example of this is the scheme to inflate test scores and award study grants to less qualified medical students at aRussian university.  In Georgia  significant progress has been made toward reducing corruption in the admissions process.  Not long ago, it was common for prospective students of medicine or law to  pay unofficial fees of up to $15,000 to so-called tutors, to “prepare” them for the university’s entrance exams.  The tutors in fact served on the university’s examination committee in charge  of grading the exams.  The bribe-givers were told to include code words in their anonymous entrance exams.  Now there is hope in Georgia that such practices has been curbed.  Examples of similar practices – and fortunately, similar efforts to eradicate them – abound (CroatiaArmenia).  Other university systems still seem to have a long road ahead.  Some diplomas are not recognizedinternationally due to perceived corruption at the institutions that awarded them.  And in socially and economically troubled Greece, reform of the university administration and  admissions process has been put on hold, much to the chagrin of anti-corruption activists.
One place where students have taken things into their own hands is Uganda, where a corruption-reporting website has been set up.  The site, Notinmycountry.org, allows individuals at 34 universities to name members of the faculty and administration, and describe incidents in which the named individual requested a bribe payment, a sexual favor, etc. and for what purpose.
All in all, with scandals affecting the highest officials at universities in the UK,  Australia and elsewhere, the student body may not be a bad place to begin serious anti-corruption efforts.

Men's Health Month: Wear Blue Day.


Wear Blue Day

Plan a “Wear Blue Day” to help spread the knowledge of Men’s Health Month.
  • Choose your day. Choose any day that works for your group of team.
  • Choose a goal amount. Set a goal amount to raise, that way you have something to strive for.
  • Choose BLUE. From blue accessories, to head-to-toe blue work attire, to an excuse to go casual, choose what works best for your group.
  • Pick and choose. Your group can simply wear blue and have your group and anyone else who wants to participate, donate any amount for wearing blue.
  • Sell blue prostate cancer pins to wear in support of the fight against prostate cancer.
Or, you could include an educational event, such as a men’s health presentation.

Or, make it FUN! Put together a contest for the best BLUE attire or host a bake sale to raise additional donations.

Be creative, and remember to have fun!


Men's Health Month: Men's Health Library




1. Dads & Kids: 5 Things Men Can Do to Stay Involved by Armin Brott, Mr. Dad
Mr. Brott is a spokesman for MHN. 5 Things Men Can Do to Stay Involved. Keywords: Time magazine; flyer; fathers; mothers; children; parents; marriage; divorce; men; male; women; female
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 03:16:11 PM
Hit(s): 1,716
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2. Dads & Kids: 5 Ways Women Can Help Men Stay Involved by Armin Brott, Mr. Dad
Mr. Brott is a spokesman for MHN. Keywords: Time magazine; flyer; fathers; mothers; children; parents; marriage; divorce; men; male; women; female
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 12:57:44 PM
Hit(s): 506
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3. Noncustodial Fathers Positive Influence on Kids' School Performance: NCES
National Center For Education Statistics. "Children are less likely to have ever repeated a grade or been suspended or expelled if their nonresident fathers are involved in their schools." Keywords: fathers; mothers; children; parents; marriage; divorce; custody; men; male; women; female
Last Access: June, 4, 2012 01:01:35 PM
Hit(s): 412
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4. Father Involvement and School Performance: NCES
National Center For Education Statistics. "Children are less likely to have ever repeated a grade or been suspended or expelled if their nonresident fathers are involved in their schools." Keywords: fathers; mothers; children; parents; marriage; divorce; custody; men; male; women; female
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 12:11:05 PM
Hit(s): 423
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5. Fathers Preferred as Day Care Providers: Census Bureau SIPP
Who's Minding the Kids?, Child Care Arrqangements: Fall 1991. Keywords: fathers; mothers; children; parents; marriage; divorce; custody; men; male; women; female; visitation
Last Access: May, 4, 2012 12:39:25 PM
Hit(s): 305
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6. Research on Fatherhood: Old Discoveries Seem New Again: Men's Health Network
Researchers and politicians have long known that father absence leads to a dysfunctional society. Keywords: fathers; mothers; children; parents; marriage; divorce; custody; men; male; women; female; child support; visitation
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 07:38:51 AM
Hit(s): 720
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7. Parenting Time Statutes and Enforcement: Texas
Consult with an attorney for current interpretation. Examination of this state's unique custody, unwed parent, and visitation statutes giving noncustodial parents 40+% time with the child. This is not legal advice and is current as of 1999. Keywords: access; possession; visitation; joint custody; child support; courts; family law; NCP; CP; mother; father
Last Access: May, 8, 2012 08:12:07 AM
Hit(s): 228
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8. The Dad Difference in Child Development: Men's Health Network
Excerpted by Edward M. Stephens, M.D., from American Psychiatric Association-APA Committee on Mental Health in Schools. Kyle D. Pruett, M.D.; Fatherneed; empathy; self-control; paternal; father; mother; children; parent; marriage; divorce; custody; flyer
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 01:21:17 PM
Hit(s): 742
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9. In Search of Fatherhood(R)
Not a MHN publication. In Search of Fatherhood(R) is a quarterly international male parenting journal which facilitates a Global Dialogue on Fatherhood and provides Men from all Walks Of Life throughout our Global Village with an uncut and uncensored forum to explore issues directly and indirectly related to Fatherhood.
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 12:21:09 PM
Hit(s): 207
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10. A Modern Mom’s Guide to Dads: Ten Secrets Your Husband Won’t Tell You
MHN book review by Raquel Gonzalez. Keywords: father; children; mother; baby; parenting; marriage, pregnancy, couples, family, relationship; birth, sex, Hogan Hilling; Jesse Jayne Rutherford; Gold Award.
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 12:20:56 PM
Hit(s): 847
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11. The Disenfranchised Father
Dr. Robert E. Fay discusses the issues of father child relationships. Keywords: fathers; children; divorce; mothers; baby; nurture; custody; visitation; child support; Robert Bork; parenting; unwed; Dr. Mom; Wallerstein and Kelly; stepfathers; stepparents;
Last Access: June, 8, 2012 04:20:17 AM
Hit(s): 449
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12. The Innocent Third Party: Victims of Paternity Fraud by Ronald K. Henry
2006 journal article on paternity fraud. Keywords: fathers; mothers; children; unwed; child support; courts; custody; default judgments; Bradley Amendment; Kirk Kerkorian; welfare
Last Access: June, 5, 2012 06:50:29 AM
Hit(s): 186
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13. Attention Dads: Stay Involved
Parenting brochure from Armin Brott, Mr. Dad. Keywords: fathers; mothers; children; diapers; breastfeed; divorce; mediation; child support; single father; quality time
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 11:34:29 AM
Hit(s): 465
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14. Fathers as Care Providers: CPS P70-59 - September 1997
Current Population Reports, Household Economic Studies: “My Daddy Takes Care of Me!” It is undisputed among researchers and policy pundits alike that fathers’ involvement is extremely important for children’s proper social and emotional development.
Last Access: May, 4, 2012 12:55:52 PM
Hit(s): 269
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15. The Price of Fatherhood-a Father's Reply to Ann Crittenden: by Glenn Sacks
Reprinted with permission of the author. Sacks examines the contributions that fathers make to the family and to their children.
Last Access: June, 4, 2012 11:06:48 AM
Hit(s): 310
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16. Divorce, Parenting Time, and Children's Development
From Prof David Garrod. "In summary, 30% of the children in the present study experienced a marked decrease in their academic performance following parental separation... Access to both parents...was associated with better academic adjustment..."
Last Access: June, 5, 2012 12:54:31 PM
Hit(s): 309
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17. 1998 Census Report on Single Fathers
1998 Census Report on Single Custody Fathers & Fathers as Child Care Provider
Last Access: December, 9, 2011 01:15:56 PM
Hit(s): 261
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18. Child Support: As It Ought To Be: Congressional Testimony of Ronald K. Henry
Keywords: fathers; mothers; children; parents; marriage; divorce; custody; men; male; women; female; child support; visitation
Last Access: March, 5, 2012 02:56:11 PM
Hit(s): 369
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19. Growth of Single-parent Families, Headed by Fathers
Census Bureau, December, 1998. Keywords: fathers; mothers; children; households; custody; housing unit; householder; African-American; black; Hispanic; Latino; Latina
Last Access: May, 25, 2012 03:08:29 PM
Hit(s): 237
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20. Good Relationships = Good Health for Men
Flyer. Tips from James Sniechowski, PhD. Keywords: men; males; women; females; couples; partners; masculinity; love; relationships; intimate relationships; intimacy
Last Access: June, 7, 2012 06:45:14 PM
Hit(s): 9,429
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