University of Bari Students Back Lettori Against Rector

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by Domenico Pacitti OVER 650 ANGRY students from the faculty of foreign languages and literature at the University of Bari in southern Italy have petitioned the rector to reinstate their original language teachers. They say rector Giovanni Girone has aggravated long-running job discrimination against the university’s language teaching staff of 72 lettori (contract lecturers) by relegating them to the humble role of “individual study assistants” and transferring key teaching duties to Italian professors of literature from the start of term this past October 15th. On October 30, the students held a sit-in in support of the lettori, who are continuing to carry out […]
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